A CHRISTMAS event is being held to raise money for a mental health charity.

The Liam Jones Legacy will be holding the event on December 8 to raise money and awareness of mental health.

Liam Jones, of Manor Crescent, Grimethorpe, was found in a woodland in Grimethorpe on May 20 and had never displayed signs of suffering with his mental health.

The Liam Jones Legacy was set up days after news broke about his death, which helps mental health sufferers access much-needed support services in the hope of saving lives.

According to the charity Mind, Christmas can have an impact n mental health due to stress, pressure to socialise with friends and family, more temptation to overindulge in food and drink and the financial strain that presents and celebrations can put on your bank balance.

Chloe Roberts, one of the organisers, said: “A lot of people struggle especially at Christmas with their mental health for so many different reasons like loneliness, money, stress and much more so we are holding a free family event at The Pinfold Hotel in Cudworth.

“All money is going towards the and hopefully with this event we can raise awareness and maybe help at least one person this Christmas.”

The event begins at noon.