Who Was Steve Charles
The charity was started in 2010 when local musician Steve Charles could not afford to fund the private treatment he needed in his fight against throat cancer. A group of his friends and local musicians led by Jack Daniels began fundraising for Steve.
He was a local musician himself, who had given so much to the South West area with his music. The idea was born to ask a friend to help a friend, even if they did not know him directly.
The money was raised and Steve received the treatment. It gave him a few extra months of life but sadly, the cancer spread and he lost his life in June 2010.
However, his legacy lives on with the Steve Charles Help a Friend Fun which is now a registered charity and administered by a group of trustees.