A group of young adults gathered at Uxbridge Shooting Sports this past Saturday for a charity event in support of DMHS organized by Ontario’s Junior Citizen of the Year for 2014, Hayden Prince.
Amazingly, at the age of 13, this is not Hayden’s first time organizing a charity event. He is also the organizer behind an annual event in support of Uxbridge’s Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.
Hayden has a personal stake in the topic of mental health and sees his support of it as a natural extension of his other charity work. “My family has been affected by mental health,” Hayden says. “I feel really strongly that it contributes to so many issues, such as poverty and homelessness. Mental health affects us all.”
Roger Prince, Hayden’s father, remarked that Uxbridge Shooting Sports has been “hugely supportive” of all of Hayden’s work. “We wouldn’t be having this event without their support. They have really embraced Hayden and his efforts.”
Major thanks to Hayden, to Uxbridge Shooting Sports and to all the young people who took part!
Photo: Hayden Prince and DMHS representative David Clarke