Raising money in memory of Leo Seymour
Leo Seymour lost his battle against drugs on the 28th January 2015, aged just 20. Leo’s devastated family and friends are determined that his tragic passing should not be in vain. Leo’s friends are now committed to help prevent another drugs related tragedy and as such are embarking on an awareness raising campaign within the local community.
Leo’s friends want to sell wrist bands with the slogan ‘Leo fought the drugs but the drugs won’ which can be worn by the community highlighting the dangers of drug misuse. The wrist bands which will be sold in schools and within the community will retail at £1.00
The money raised from the bands and through other endeavours undertaken by Leo’s friends will be donated to local charity, Sebastian's Action Trust. Leo was passionate about the work of the charity which supports families of seriously-ill and life-limited children from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
The charity is very grateful to Leo’s friends for thinking of them during this difficult time. The charity is independent of the campaign but honoured that Leo’s family have chosen for the proceeds to come to Trust. The feeling amongst the team at the Trust and also Leo’s friends is that the children supported by the Trust have no choice and in many cases, little time but for young people tempted by drugs they do have a choice and there is still time.
To read Leo's eulogy, please click here.