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George “wore his heart on his sleeve”

Created on 07/07/2020 @ 12:25
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A year ago this September, the Welshpool area was stunned by the news of a young man who tragically died suddenly at the age of 28.

George Davies is described as someone who was “nothing but a loyal friend to everyone who knew him” and appeared to have his whole life ahead of him.

But, sadly, the popular Forden lad was taken too soon, leaving behind a large group of friends and family, and in particular his niece and nephew who were said to adore him.

To mark a year since his death, a group of 10 friends and family members will tackle the UK Three Peaks in 24 hours on September 26 in a ‘Mind Over Mountain’ challenge.

“As a group of George’s friends and family, we have chosen to do this to raise awareness for mental health, particularly in men, and support the work of some incredible charities,” said a statement for the group.

“George was a truly amazing person, he had a natural charm about him and carried that cheeky grin no matter what life threw at him. He wore his heart on his sleeve and was nothing but a loyal friend to everyone who knew him.

“He was as caring as he was generous, he’d be the first to buy you a pint if you didn’t have one in front of you and make anybody and everybody feel welcome. He was the life and soul of every gathering; if he wasn’t making you cry with laughter, he’d be up to something mischievous.

“George’s life was cut tragically short on September 26, 2019, and we miss him dearly. He has left behind many friends and a loving family, including his niece and nephew who adored him.

“We have chosen to raise money for two amazing causes. The first is the charity Cruse Bereavement Care, who have been a fabulous support to George’s sister over the past year.

“As George and his family are prominent members of the farming community, we think it is fitting that the second charity will be the DPJ Foundation. They work specifically within the agricultural community to aid anyone who feels they’ll benefit from mental health support.

The team has already raised £2,355 of their £5,000 and will aim to climb the three highest peaks in the UK: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, all in less than 24 hours.

With a total walking distance of 23 miles and ascent of 3,064 feet, the memory of George will keep the group going.

“We miss our mate dearly, and this walk is trying to embody everything we loved about him. If you aren’t able to donate, acknowledging why we are doing this will also be a huge help. Mental health is something that affects everyone, spreading awareness is a great way to help anyone who feels they could benefit from the support of others.”

You can support the challenge through this link.

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