On 22nd September 2020, it was announced by the devastated family of a young man named Elliot Taylor, that he had tragically passed away. Elliot was 24 years old, and lived in Blackpool South Shore; he attended Highfield Humanities College and later Manchester Metropolitan University. Elliot was a bright young man, a caring friend, and loving brother.
His funeral was held on Monday 28th September, where friends and family gathered and shared fond memories of their beloved son, brother and friend.
A month later on Saturday 24th October, Elliot’s friends came together to share their achievement of raising £4615 for the Empowerment Charity. In addition they set up a Memory Giving page where they have raised £4316 + giftaid, in Elliot’s name.
The money they raised will be used to create a purpose built space in the Empowerment Sanctuary Garden. A place where young men can get together to access support and a friendly peer, while taking part in a variety of activities.
This facility will be called “Elliot’s Place” in his memory.
Elliot’s family and friends hope to achieve their target of £10,000 in total to build ‘Elliot’s Place’ thus continue to help young men suffering from mental health issues.