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#LocalCharitiesDay: Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Thomas Fishenden

, December 11, 2017 — Civil Society

Marketing Apprentice, Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind

We are Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind – a mental health charity local to Maidstone which is affiliated with the national charity, Mind. We work hard across Swale, Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone to deliver a variety of person-centred services which focus upon providing people with accessible support when they are experiencing a mental health or emotional…

#LocalCharitiesDay: stem4 is tackling teen mental helath

Nihara Krause

, December 5, 2017 — local charities

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO stem4

Our aim at stem4 is to support teenage mental health, raise awareness, build resilience and encourage early intervention. Founding stem4I founded stem4 in 2011, after the death of a 16 year old who had anorexia nervosa and whose school I became involved with in my clinical capacity. Since then we have extended our scope to…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Tesco builds community connections

Alec Brown

, November 28, 2017 — Civil Society

Head of Community and Local Communications, Tesco

Supporting our communities matters to Tesco. We know our colleagues and our customers care about their communities and the issues affecting them. We also know that if we want our business to be vibrant we need to help our communities be vibrant too. If we can help communities, even in a small way, we believe…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Sport in Mind

Neil Harris

, — Civil Society

Founder, Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is hugely passionate about #LocalCharitiesDay as it offers small charities the chance to showcase the amazing work they do and celebrate the unsung heroes out there that dedicate their time to improving the lives of those in need. Sport in Mind is a small Berkshire mental health charity, unaffiliated to Mind, which…

#LocalCharitiesDay: The inspirational work of Remap

David Martin

, November 21, 2017 — Civil Society

Chief Executive at Remap

Linda teaches piano and singing, so was devastated when treatment for breast cancer left her unable to support her left arm or move it sufficiently to play the piano, even though her fingers were unaffected. She was unable to work and was left feeling very frustrated.Fortunately, Linda’s occupational therapist had heard of Remap, a charity…

#LocalCharitiesDay: MAD Weekend gets people out volunteering for Snowdonia

Claire Holmes

, November 14, 2017 — Civil Society

Events and Publicity Coordinator, Snowdonia Society

The Snowdonia Society’s 50th anniversary event, the 2017 MAD (Make a Difference) Weekend, in September saw more than 80 people take part in two days of intensive conservation activities  across Snowdonia National Park, with overnight camping and live folk music on the Craflwyn Estate.Volunteers came in all shapes and sizes, and included pupils from a local…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Malvern Special Families celebrates the positive impact of small charities

Cassie Zoro

, November 7, 2017 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Malvern Special Families

Malvern Special Families strives to improve lives and provides safe and engaging social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.At Malvern Special Families (MSF) we understand that everyone is different. That is why we provide the best individual care, support and social opportunities that we can at our clubs and play schemes. Our vision…

World Heart Beat Music blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay 2017

James Gero

, October 30, 2017 — Civil Society

James Gero, Executive Director World Heart Beat Music Academy.

World Heart Beat Music Academy is a ground-breaking organisation that accelerates social change and transforms lives through music in London.  Many of our students come from a range of challenging backgrounds. Some are the main carer for parents or siblings; some come from households with a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse; some are classified…