Duran Duran: RioiTunesAmazon

Concert in memory of Harrogate teen, Dom Sowa

Missing Harrogate teenager Dom Sowa

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:00am 23rd April 2018.

The school of a Harrogate teenager who died in Cornwall are holding a concert in his memory.

17-year-old Dom Sowa went missing in the Newquay area last October. His body was found after a major air and sea search.

A crowdfunding campaign has already raised more than £20,000. All proceeds from this and the concert ran by Harrogate Grammar School will be split between the RNLI, young suicide prevention charity PAPYRUS and The Wave Project.

Dom was a keen singer and musician. However, due to his social anxiety, his voice has never been heard until now. 

Harrogate Grammar School are holding a music concert called 'Thank you for the music'. 

Dom was a Sixth Form student at the school. 

The concert will be a celebration of talent and music, as well as a tribute to Dom. 

The gig will be extra special, as Dom's voice will be heard for the first time by the school. There will be two pieces of music played, allowing the audience to hear what a talented young man Dom was.  

The concert is being held on Friday 27th April, to remember Dom, to remind people that there is help out there and to raise money for the three charities that the Sowa family are championing. It starts at 7pm in the Forum.

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased via – www.lunchpal.co.uk. Raffle Tickets will be available on the evening, but can also be purchased in advance - www.lunchpal.co.uk.

Harrogate Grammar School want to remind people that there is always help out there. 

	 Thank you for the music - dom's concert poster by harrogate grammar school

On their JustGiving page, Dom's family said:

"We will live forever with the knowledge that, if only Dom had found a way to tell us how he felt, or a more effective clinical diagnostic tool had been available, then we might still have our beautiful son here.

"We are so proud of his achievements in the short time he was with us and hope that you will remember him and then go on to live your lives to the fullest as he would have so loved to have been able to do."

 

Papyrus

This is a leading UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They provide information and support for young people and worried friends and family through their website and hope-line which has an email option too. They believe that research shows most young suicide is preventable and encourage young people and their loved ones to seek help.

 

The Wave Project

This is a charity with bases around the UK. Using a combination of surfing, therapy and the ocean the volunteers help young people suffering from anxiety to gain confidence and celebrate their amazing life. They also run ‘beach schools’ - lessons and surf therapy combined so struggling young people can reintegrate into mainstream education. The nearest centre to Harrogate is in Scarborough.

 

RNLI

The RNLI is an incredible charity whose brave volunteers are dedicated to saving lives at sea through search and rescue, lifeguards, water education and flood rescue. Last year they saved 558 lives and rescued 23 people per day.

More news from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Newer article

UPDATE: Disruption on the trains in Harrogate

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Services are now running this morning but delays are expected.

Top articles

Burst water main in Knaresborough

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Some people have been left without water.

Man charged over Heathrow drone incident

National: A man has been charged with flying a drone near Heathrow Airport on Christmas Eve.

'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to secure border wall and end shutdown

World: Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown.

Championship round-up: Stoke shock leaders Leeds as Martin O'Neill beaten on Nottingham Forest bow

Sport: <strong>Leeds surrendered ground at the top of the Sky Bet Championship, while Martin O'Neill suffered a losing start at Nottingham Forest.</strong>

Windsor Davies: It Ain't Half Hot Mum actor dies aged 88

Showbiz: Actor Windsor Davies, who starred in the popular sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum and two Carry On films, has died at the age of 88.

Could you benefit from a life coach?

Business: Harrogate life coach is encouraging people to tackle 2019 with a new outlook.

"Pennies over pupils": Campaigners vow to continue fight as school cuts move forward

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Senior county councillors have backed plans to cut funding for the county's pupil referral units.

Finally free from Free

70s On This Day: But what next for Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke?...

Behind The Scenes: Policing rural North Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Stray FM went out on a shift with Craven's Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Could you benefit from a life coach?

Business: Harrogate life coach is encouraging people to tackle 2019 with a new outlook.

When will I have enough money to retire?

Business: And how to get a definitive answer.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

The Yorkshire floods: one year on

Special Reports: People affected by last year's downpours describe what has happened in the last 12 months

"This will make my kids' Christmas"

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Stray FM and Slingsby Gin offer a little light to a family who've had a tough year just before Christmas

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

Poll

What kind of Vouchers would you like to buy in 2019?
Days out with the kids
34.9%
Food & Drink
29.1%
Hair cuts
5.3%
Spa days
8.8%
Beauty treatments
4.4%
Hotel stays
10.9%
Local Events
6.2%
Group activities
0.5%

Trending in Yorkshire

Burst water main in Knaresborough

Some people have been left without water.

More support for local army veterans

Yorkshire & Humber Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee to hold meeting

Yellow warning of snow

Police have also issued a warning of icy conditions on the roads

More news...