A big thank you Neill Wright and the Yorkshire Building Society for their donation!

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!

Neill Wright and colleague Ryan Donnellon in the Almshouses garden

Donation from The Shoker family & friends

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:


North Kent Mind Fundraising Officer Kimberley Tough and Communications Officer Maria Kent with some of the Shoker family.

Donation from Ian Leicester on behalf of the 24th Borstal Scout Group

North Kent Mind would like to thank Ian Leicester for his incredibly generous donation of £1,000 on behalf of his Scouts’ group. 

The Scouts have been travelling around Africa and helping various causes worldwide, but also wanted to help a charity closer to home and we are thrilled that they nominated us. 

They have a particular passion for helping youth and requested that we use their donation for our Children and Young People’s service. 

Thank you so much Ian and Scouts!

Fundraising at St George’s Church of England School, Gravesend

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.

Fundraiser for North Kent Mind

On Saturday 2nd March, Ash Stone and Adam Palmer walked with their football team, Medway United Unver 12s East, as part of a 12 month fundraiser for North Kent Mind.

They set off from Strood and walked 7.5 miles to the Howard School in Rainham, completing this in 2 hours and 45 minutes.

As a result of the walk, they raised around £1000, bringing their total so far to £3660.

Great effort from all involved and all monies raised will be used for local services to make sure no one has to face a mental health issue alone!

Thank you, Calli

Calli Malpas is a local musician and supporter of North Kent Mind who wrote the song, ‘A Hedgehog Named Bob’ which is featured on Our Creative Space .

Calli has just donated £87.00 to us via Virgin Money Giving from Spotify sales of the song.

Thank you, Calli

*Content Warning* Although this is quite an uplifting song and has a cute cartoon video, the lyrics briefly mention experience of suicidal ideation/thoughts. 

Sophie’s charity walk for North Kent Mind

Donate to Sophie’s GoFundMe on behalf of North Kent Mind

‘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.’

A Hedgehog Named Bob

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


*Content Warning* Although this is quite an uplifting song and has a cute cartoon video, the lyrics briefly mention experience of suicidal ideation/thoughts. 

Purchase on Itunes

Download the track for just 79p All proceeds are donated to North Kent Mind. Every penny helps!