We’d like to thank Neill Wright and the Yorkshire Building Society, for their donation of one thousand pounds worth of gardening materials for our new Wellbeing Gardening Project.
The Yorkshire Building Society allows staff to nominate charities of their choice to receive a donation and Neill very kindly decided to nominate us, as it’s a charity that he can relate to due to some personal experiences he has encountered.
Neill and colleague Ryan Donnellon came to the North Kent Mind offices to visit the garden where the tools will be used!
We are extremely grateful for the support, and look forward to the Garden Project getting started with the weather warming up!
The Shoker family & friends have raised an amazing £11,500 for North Kent Mind.
Tragically one of their beloved family members, Amarjit Singh Shokar, took his own life late last year. Since this, the family have been committed to spreading awareness and raising money, to help support those struggling with mental health.
We had the pleasure of visiting them to hand over the cheque, as well as a plaque in memory of Amarjit, which will be kept in their family home.
Their bravery and dedication as a family is inspiring, and we thank them so much for their continued support.
They have been in connection with Kent Online to share their experience and raise awareness, you can find the article here:
Matt Joblin, a former student of St George’s Church of England School Gravesend, ran a campaign this month to raise money for North Kent Mind, by collecting donations in exchange for original 1976 bricks from his old school.
The campaign was a huge success, and they were able to able to raise an amazing £1055 for North Kent Mind.
All donators collected their bricks this weekend and were thrilled with the experience.
We are hugely grateful for the effort gone into by everyone involved and a big thank you to Matt, St George’s Church of England School and all donators for their support.
‘My new years resolution for 2021 was to push myself and do something that would challenge me. So, I decided on setting myself the goal of two long walks. The first one will take place on Sunday 11th April, where my dad and I are attempting to walk a 28 mile stretch of the River Medway, starting in Tonbridge and ending at Rochester castle. The second walk will hopefully be the circumference of Jersey island, a 48 mile walk, sometime in the summer (COVID permitting).
I would greatly appreciate any donations and I have chosen a charity (North Kent Mind) that has true meaning to my family and I, as I myself have had anxiety since my early teenage years. It affects my life and my loved ones on a daily basis, I’ve lost aspirations and even hobbies to my anxiety over the years. It has made some of, what should be, the best time of my life the most difficult. I’ve also experienced mental health issues from a different perspective, as a supportive family member, who at times can feel helpless when trying to care for my gran.
I think, especially because of what the last year has caused people to experience, everyone knows someone or has themselves experienced mental health issues. This is why I have chosen North Kent Mind to raise some money for a charity, whilst accomplishing my new years resolution, because no one should ever have to experience mental health issues on their own.’
Calli Malpas is a local musician and
supporter of North Kent Mind, who is kindly donating the proceeds of all iTunes
sales of her song ‘A Hedgehog Named Bob’ to our organisation. She hopes that
the song, in which she describes her own mental health experiences, will help
raise awareness of mental health and raise money for us.
Check out the video of ‘A Hedgehog
Named Bob’ on Youtube and if you can download the track for just 79p from iTunes.
Every penny helps! Let’s send Bob on a
global journey by
DOWNLOADING ….. LIKING ….. AND SHARING!
*Content Warning* Although this is quite an uplifting song and has a cute cartoon video, the lyrics briefly mention experience of suicidal ideation/thoughts.