A KEIGHLEY woman is organising an event to raise awareness of male suicide a year on from the death of her uncle.

Amy Short is staging a five-a-side football tournament and family fun day.

The event will take place at Sandylands sports centre, Skipton, on Saturday, July 20 – the first anniversary of Francis Franey's death.

Money raised will go to the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), which strives to combat male suicide – the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

"The aim is to make a stand against male suicide and put up a fight against the 'silent killer' that is taking our loved ones away," said Amy.

"We hope to raise more awareness for such a worthy charity and perhaps save some lives by helping show support for those with mental health issues and other vulnerable people."

The football tournament will take place on the centre’s all-weather pitch and will involve teams of both girls and boys and also mixed teams.

The fun day – from noon to 4pm – will also include food, live music, a bouncy castle, stalls and raffles.

CALM works in communities, campaigns to raise awareness, offers support to the bereaved and runs a free, confidential helpline and webchat.

For more details about the charity, visit thecalmzone.net.