Our first ‘Eddy Bears Picnic.’ was a wonderful afternoon of making memory jars, hearts, stones and new friends. Our special thanks to to Bakkavor, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and our many volunteers who baked and helped out 😁 we couldn’t do it without you!
We are almost ready to open our doors…….
After 18 months of hard work we are finally ready to unveil our new community cafe. This will be the new home of our support groups and listening service. All the profits from the cafe will fund the counselling service.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been helping over the last few weekends….many hands really do make light work.
Mental Health Matters Day – South Lincolnshire Federation W.I
We had a fantastic day running workshops for the Lincolnshire South Federation of W.I’s on their ‘Mental Health Matters’ day. We were already in love with Beryl, Hilary, Margaret and Sheilagh but were lucky to meet so many other wonderful ladies . A special thank you to Susan who made us beautiful Don’t Lose Hope bunting ❤
Our first World Mental Health Day as a charity
The team spent a lovely morning with the Rippingale & District W.I. who raised an amazing £170 with their coffee morning. We had a fun evening with the Thorney 2nd Guides who created some fabulous worry dolls and learned how to help themselves stay mentally healthy. They kindly donated £50.
Thank you all
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Matt & Selecia Huckerby, their family, friends and Bingham Swimming Club who swam the width of the English Channel on September 23rd. They have raised an amazing £1,405.
Ed’s Wonderful Friends
Ed was my brother-in-law, I only had the privilege of knowing him for a few years but in that time I saw what a caring, funny, kind and generous soul he was. I was then lucky enough to meet this wonderful bunch of people at his funeral who were his greatest friends. To some of these young people he was a father, brother, mentor and a true friend. They held a fundraising night in his honour doing something he loved……singing! They raised a fantastic £440! A BIG THANK YOU.
Proud of our Trustees
We are proud that one of our trustees Alan Mutton received an FA Long Service Award for over 50 years service to football. Well done Alan….huge achievement!
Peter’s Ride London
On the 29th of July, Peter Brister was able to raise a whopping £585 to help establish Don’t Lose Hope. He rode 162km around London. Amazing effort Peter….love the shirt! Thank you!
NCS 2018 Fundraising Journey
During July of this year, a very kind NCS group offered to raise money for Don’t Lose Hope as a part of their social action project. Over the course of just 5 days, they were able to raise an incredible £782. Follow them on their journey:
Day 1: Social media action
The team set up their social media page where they would be posting all about mental health awareness. They also kept our page updated with what they would be doing throughout the week.
Day 2: Sponsored walk
This might not look like a lot but collectively we walked 120.96km! And we raised over £300 for the charity. 24.5 hours of charity work put in by all of us. Well done team!
Day 3: Tesco Hampton bag packing
On Wednesday, the team were packing bags at Tesco Hampton, Peterborough. They managed to raise over £200 after packing customer’s bags for a few hours.
Day 4: Tombola
Thursday was dedicated to the tombola at Ferry Meadows. Despite the day not going according to plan, this did not stop the team from raising as much money as they possibly could!
Day 5: M&S Peterborough bag pack
This day went far more successfully than Thursday, the team raised another £250 after packing bags and standing by the doorways at M&S.
This day was also their graduation. All of the team graduated from NCS after completing their social action project. Well deserved!