Wristbands in memory of popular James Doherty go on sale

Head of RE and James's mentor Aimee King, principal Derek Yarwood, Joanne Doherty, and 15-year-old Chloe Emery, at Hodgson Academy
Head of RE and James's mentor Aimee King, principal Derek Yarwood, Joanne Doherty, and 15-year-old Chloe Emery, at Hodgson Academy
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Wristbands and badges to raise money for Doherty’s Destiny, the charity launched following the death of 16-year-old James Doherty last year, have gone on sale.

Proceeds will go towards helping youngsters with mental health problems, and hopefully tidying up The Towers woodlands in Thornton, where the former Hodgson Academy pupil took his own life last summer, his mum Joanne said this morning.

James died aged 16, after he took his own life

James died aged 16, after he took his own life

They can be bought from the school, in Moorland Road, Poulton, or from the YMCA health and fitness centres in Breck Road, Poulton, Victoria Road East, Thornton, and the Esplanade in Fleetwood, she added.

Pictured here is head of RE and James’s former mentor Aimee King, principal Derek Yarwood, Joanne, and 15-year-old Chloe Emery, a family friend who designed the box the wristbands and badges are being sold in.

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