AROUND 50 people will climb Pen y Fan mountain in an effort to raise funds to set up a mental health centre for young people in Barry.

The 886 metre sponsored walk , organised by Vicky Gee and her friend Rachael Degaetano, will raise money and awareness for the centre and Jacob Abraham Foundation on Sunday, June 10.

The charity aims to help prevent suicide through direct intervention with vulnerable people and raises awareness on mental health/suicide.

Ms Degaetano’s son Chae committed suicide in April 2015.

Mrs Gee, of Goodwick Close, Gibbonsdown, said: “Rachael is a friend of mine. I wanted to help her raise funds towards the project she is setting up in Barry.

“After everything Rachael and her family have been through she still has the time and energy to help others and I think she’s amazing.

“Hopefully we will raise some of the money that Rachael needs by climbing Pen y Fan.”

Mental health senior support worker, Ms Degaetano, of College Road, Barry, added: “The aim of the climb is to raise awareness and funds for the Jacob Abraham Foundation.

“We are hoping to make people more aware of mental health issues.

“We want to provide training for families to be able to recognise the signs that someone is mentally unwell.

“We hope to open a support centre where we will offer counselling and suicide support and also offer support for surviving families and friends of people who have died by suicide."

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