27 July 2017
Family fundraises for Headlight in Max's memory
The family of an AWP service user
who sadly passed away earlier this year is fundraising for
Headlight mental health charity in his memory.
Max McGhee was a much-loved and very popular young man,
described as gentle and caring by those who knew him. Following his
death in March of this year, his brother and parents decided to
fundraise in his memory to make a difference to other people living
with mental health issues. The family approached AWP's Headlight
mental health charity to set up the Max McGhee Memorial Fund within
Headlight, to raise money to promote awareness of the early
diagnosis of psychosis and autism spectrum disorders.
To raise money for the fund, Max's brother Jack has set up a JustGiving page and the £1000 target has
already been smashed with well over twice that amount having been
donated to date. The donations include £210 from AWP
healthcare assistant Sam Loud, who ran a 10km race in Max's
memory, as well as donations from family, friends, colleagues and
A second JustGiving page has been
established by some of Max's school friends who are running the
Bristol half marathon in his memory, also in aid of Headlight's Max
McGhee Memorial Fund.
Current and former colleagues of Max's dad from ForrestBrown and
EY are also busy raising funds, which are kindly being match-funded
by both employers.
Tia Shortall, Headlight fundraising manager, said, "Max's family
is an inspiration. Max was clearly a remarkable young man and this
fund will make sure that he continues to make a difference. The
efforts his family, friends and others are going to will help AWP's
early intervention in psychosis and autism spectrum services to
raise awareness of psychosis and autism spectrum conditions in
young people and encourage people to seek diagnosis earlier. We are
so grateful to Max's family - the Max McGhee Memorial Fund will
make a difference to people's lives."