We need to take care of our mental health just as we would our physical health and, although we like to raise awareness every day of the year in one way or another, Thursday 10th October 2019 was a great day to get people talking and supporting one another for World Mental Health Day.
Monday 16th September 2019 saw the launch of Abercrombie’s Community Kitchen in the newly refurbished dining room space of the Folkestone Mind Resource Centre. Refreshments prepared by local social enterprise ‘Oh Crumbs!’ were enjoyed by all after a ribbon-cutting ceremony from our Patron, Mark Sargeant and the family of Rupert Abercrombie. The ceremony was
A huge thank you to Choice Discount Store of Folkestone for nominating Folkestone & District Mind to be its recipient to proceeds from the sale of carrier bags. An amazing £952.00 was raised! Choice kindly organised a cheque presentation attended by Folkestone Mind’s CEO, Bernie and Volunteer Fundraiser, Sue on Tuesday 20th August 2019.
Folkestone & District Mind were delighted to be a part of the first ever Dover Pride event on Saturday 31st August 2019. Folkestone Mind's CEO, Bernie, and Director of Communications, Adam, joined in the march and celebrations. The parade made their way from Market Square to the Town Hall carrying banners and flags, donned
Our Summer Fundraising Draw and coffee morning took place on Friday 23rd August at the Folkestone Mind Resource Centre. Jackie Pragnell, of the Folkestone branch of Barclays Bank, was on hand to facilitate the draw with some fantastic prizes being won. Your efforts raised an outstanding £1019.00 in support of Folkestone & District Mind.
Julie Gibbs organised a fantastic evening where an amazing £212.64 was raised via a charity social evening and raffle event at the Three Hills Sports Park on Wednesday 3rd July 2019. Folkestone & District Mind staff attended this event and commented that it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. This amount coupled with Julie's previous
Folkestone & District Mind were kindly invited to join other local organisations in hosting an awareness stand at the 1st Bn Royal Gurkha Rifles Health Fayre event on Tuesday 18th June within the Sir John Moore Barracks in Folkestone. We were delighted to be a part of this useful and informative event. The target audience
The Eddie Lock Gallery opened its doors to the public for their Anarchy in Folkestone event from Saturday 15th - Friday 21st June to showcase their collection of rare punk memorabilia alongside some incredible artwork. The Gallery chose to support Folkestone & District Mind and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) with funds raised being
Students from Folkestone Academy have raised £132 for Folkestone Mind via their 'Music for Mind' event where local bands/acts performed to raise funds. Event organiser, Veronique, kindly visited the Centre on 9th May to hand over the donation. Thanks to everyone involved for your hard work in organising such a successful event and for
Charity Secretary, Pam, and Volunteer Fundraiser, Sue, organised a ‘Pamper Hamper’ Spring Raffle Draw held at the Sandgate Road branch of Nationwide on 29th March. A fabulous £522.50 was raised through raffle ticket sales and donations from customers at Nationwide and Starbucks. A huge thank you to Nationwide for hosting the draw and selling