THE Village Osteopaths in Timperley have raised a record £645 at their annual charity day to support mental health in doctors.

It is the fourth fundraiser the Timperley Village clinic has held and coincides with its fourth birthday.

The clinic managed to raise more money than usual for the for The Louise Tebboth Foundation, a charity that works to provide financial assistance to projects and services which support the mental well-being of doctors in England and Wales.

The charity is one close to the clinics director, Sean Bourke's heart after the loss of a friend.

He said: "We would like to thank everyone who helped us reach the £645 mark – from all our friends and family who helped on the day, to everyone who donated to the raffle – and congratulations to all our winners.

“And, of course, every one of our patients and members of our local community who donated to our worthy cause and made it our most successful fundraising event yet.

“The cause is especially close to my heart following the passing of my friend, Dr Joseph Kaczmarczyk last year, and it is humbling to have raised a record amount for us in his memory.

“The money will be used fund initiatives to help with doctors and medical students deal with mental health and also for families in the medical community who have suffered a bereavement by suicide."

Alongside the charity day The Village Osteopaths commissioned a charity Timperley Doodle Map designed by DaveDraws which saw 16 local businesses donate to have their business displayed on the map.

The map got a lot of attention on social media and the clinic is now producing more maps for the public and money raised from the sales will continue to go towards the charity.

The charity day hosted health and wellbeing talks by the clinic’s osteopaths, physiotherapists and counsellors, free footcare assessments by a podiatrist and posture assessments from one of the osteopaths.

There was also a bake sale and a raffle with prizes from Manchester United, Manchester City, Riddles Bar and The Bulkeley Hotel in Anglesey.