Filey fundraisers' raise cash to help support mental health

Filey fundraisers campaigning for more mental health support in memory of a devoted dad are celebrating success.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 4:33 pm
The team from Scott's Hot Roast in Filey who have raised nearly £2,000 in memory of Scott Pearce.

The team at Scott’s Hot Roast, on Station Avenue, have raised enough money to help a new branch of Andy’s Man Club open in Bridlington this week.

Thanks to the support of Filey residents and a host of local businesses, they have raised nearly £2,000 for the mental health charity.

Their fundraising has been inspired by Scott Pearce, who died aged 29 in February 2019, leaving two young children.

Much-loved dad-of-two Scott died two years ago.

Scott’s mum Wendy Pearce runs the carvery shop and named it after her much-loved son.

She and the rest of the team there - which includes Scott’s brother Aaron Pearce, sister Sammy Pearce and sister-in-law Christina Makin - came up with a variety of ideas to raise funds for Andy’s Man Club.

Christina thanked all of the local businesses who donated prizes so that the family could organise raffles and a tombola, as well as Filey Cricket Club for their donations. The team also completed a 10k walk.

“Scott’s brother, Aaron, has had his Andy’s Man Club training and is now going to be volunteering every Monday at the Bridlington club all to honour his brother and hopefully help people that may have been in his brother’s situation,” she said.

“Obviously we wish Bridlington had a club a few years ago and things may have been different for Scott, but that’s all ifs and buts. We are so glad the club is opening.”

Andy’s Man Club - a mental health support group for men - is now meeting in Bridlington every Monday. It also has a branch in Scarborough which launched last year.

For more information about how to attend, email [email protected] or search for Andy’s Man Club Bridlington or Scarborough on Facebook.