A TEAM organised by and made up of friends and family of Nicholas Knatchbull, has raised more than £1,700.00 for a charity that helps young people with mental health problems in Romsey.

Nicholas is the eldest child of The Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma of Broadlands, Romsey.

Nicholas has faced mental health issues all his adult life. This is the first time Nicholas has organised such a project to help others with similar issues to his own.

The team of eight completed the eight-mile section of the Walk the Test Way which was held on Sunday September 26, to raise money for the charity, Youth in Romsey.

Nicholas Knatchbull said: "It was a privilege to walk for this incredibly important charity.

"Covid 19 has only made worse the existing and concerning amount of mental health issues among young people in the town. I am very grateful to all those that supported me and the team with their kind donations."

Linda Bate, from Youth in Romsey, said: "We are delighted that Nicholas chose to support us by walking the Rotary Walk, especially as there are so many other national and local charities. Everyone at Youth in Romsey would like to thank Nicholas and his team for walking for us and the support from all the sponsors. Their donation will be put to very good use."