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Welcome to the Beer-Harris Memorial Trust (formerly The Dominic Beer Memorial Trust)

The trust makes grants either to community based projects or to research projects that are for the benefit of people experiencing mental health issues. There is an emphasis (but not exclusive) on patients suffering from severe mental illness.

Our name changed (as of 2018) but our commitment has not! The change of name was for a very good reason and it is part of strengthening our charity’s aim to promote well being amongst people who suffer from mental illness.

In 2013, Dr Dominic Beer, psychiatrist and leading light in the field of ‘Challenging Behaviour’ (patients suffering severe mental illness) died. This charity was set up in his name and among our Trustees was Dominic’s nephew, Joseph Harris was a young man who cared passionately for the wellbeing of his peers and especially for those suffering from mental health issues. He was one of the Trust’s main fundraisers until his tragic death in November 2017. As a tribute to his memory, and in recognition of his service to the Trust and his aspirations for what the Trust might achieve the Trustees agreed to change the name of the Trust.

Since Joseph's death, many of his friends and other connections have been generously and enthusiastically involved in participating and organising fundraising activities. This has not only positively impacted donations but has also brought a sense of togetherness and community. The change of name has therefore in part symbolised a broadening of the trust's reach and communal aspect.

We have a facebook page with updates on our activity and mental health related info.

Unless otherwise specified, photos displayed on our site are original. This includes abstract artwork from Dominic Beer.



May 2023 Newsletter
The Trust have been producing monthly newsletters (all available here), which provide a great summary of our activity including fundraising, supported projects and mental health tips. Click HERE to subscribe!

Future Fundraising Events

Welsh 3000s Challenge June 10 2023: Click HERE for more information.

Other upcoming events:
Half Ironman 113 (Cotswold Waterpark) June 4th and July 9th
Outlaw Ironman (Nottingham) July 30th
Ironman Wales (Tenby) September 3rd
Stratford Sprint Triathlon October 1st
Venice Marathon October 23rd
Art Exhibition & Concert November 18 2023

Supported Projects
Over the past year we have made donations to: YANA, Evesham District Mental Health Support Services, Tastelife, Oakleaf, You Raise Me Up, Strength and Learning through Horses, Just Life, Church Army, Off the Fence, Trust Links, HELP counselling, Arts & Minds, Hope into Action.

Fundraising update
Fundraising in 2022 was very successful with over £20,000 raised for mental health.

Please see Fundraising page and our newsletters for photographs and further information about our recent events.

If you have any questions about events, please contact us via facebook, or use our facebook plugin to the right, or email

The Beer-Harris Memorial Trust (formerly The Dominic Beer Memorial Trust) is a registered charity in England (1155652)