James’ Place to receive long-term support from Lowther Castle in Cumbria
Lowther Castle & Gardens in Cumbria, one of the country’s major independent visitor attractions, has pledged its long-term support to James’ Place.
In January 2022, Jim & Vanessa Lowther’s son Will died by suicide. He was just 21. From a young age, William loved to paint and after a foundation art year, he gained a highly sought after place at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Sadly, during his late teenage years, Will struggled with his mental health.
Jim & Vanessa Lowther said: ‘It is a tragic fact that suicide can happen to any family, rural or city-based. James’ Place is a unique organisation and we are very keen to ensure that it becomes able to support as many young men as possible. Their current fundraising drive – to create three new centres – is one we dearly wish to see succeed.’
Among many different strands of support, Lowther Castle will host fundraising events on behalf of James’ Place, invite all visitors to the venue to donate to the charity and all organisers of events taking place at the castle will give James’ Place a proportion of event income. In addition the family will be supporting the charity privately.
More information about Lowther Castle here.