The Roar Trust has received local backing from Taunton Rotary and Richard Huish College to officially launch as a registered charity.

The organisation, which has a mission to educate and support young people involved in physical activity to live mentally healthier lives, was recently given its registered charity number.

Rotary Club Taunton and Richard Huish College have already shown substantial support towards the important cause, leading to a joint meeting at the college where a generous cheque was presented to representatives from The Roar Trust.

Trustee Matt Nolan said: "We are very appreciative of the funding support, and really energised by the conversations we are having with Rotary, exploring numerous ways in which we can collaborate to have a positive impact on the local community."

Somerset County Gazette: The mental health organisation was recently given its registered charity number

The Roar Trust plans to run a series of workshops for young people involved in athletics, aiming to equip them with knowledge, understanding, and resources to manage both their mental and physical health.

The workshops will also focus on recognising signs of deteriorating mental health and provide education around available sources of support.

These interactive workshops are designed to prevent young individuals from reaching a crisis point and requiring emergency intervention.

The charity fundraiser, "Live and Roar," a big band event, will be held at CICCIC on Thursday, April 11.

Tickets can be purchased through the CICCIC website.

The Trust's aim is to positively impact many lives and is looking forward to future collaborations for the benefit of the community.