Buckinghamshire Mind

Celebrate 110 Years by helping to raise £110,000

We're aiming to raise £110,000! This year we’re celebrating 110 years of providing mental health support to our local community! You can get involved by raising vital funds and helping to ensure we will be here to help long into the future.
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We're aiming to raise £110,000 in our 110th year!

This year we’re celebrating 110 years of providing mental health support to our local community!

You can get involved and help us to achieve our ambitious fundraising target of £110,000 by holding a 110-themed fundraising activity.

Here are just a few ideas of activities you can organise, either as an individual or in a team.

Activities for Individuals

• Be Active for Bucks Mind: Be active in some way every day for 110 days. Set-up a JustGiving page to raise sponsorship.

• 110 Minute Challenge: Complete a set distance (walking/running/cycling/swimming) in 110 minutes. Raise sponsorship funds through JustGiving

• Give It Up: Give up something you love (e.g. chocolate, crisps) for 110 days. Ask friends and family to show their support by sponsoring you.

• £110 Challenge: Simply set a fundraising target of £110 then fundraise however you want (e.g. a cake sale or jumble sale).

• Arts & Crafts Exhibition: Organise an arts & crafts exhibition and charge £1.10 to enter.

• Read-a-thon: How many books can you read in 110 days? Get sponsored per book and try and read as many as you can.

• Raffle/tombola: Organise a raffle or tombola and charge £1.10 per ticket.

Activities for Teams

• 110 Mile Challenge: Form a team and together complete 110 miles of walking, running, cycling or swimming. Each member completes as many miles as they're comfortable with to each the total.

• Game for Bucks Mind: Hold a 110 hour gaming marathon, in relays. Get sponsored per hour.

• 110 Second Competition: How many can you do in 110 seconds (e.g. how many hula hoops can you do, how many times can you jump-rope). Charge for entry and the winner is the one with the most in 110 seconds.

• Bake for Bucks Mind: Hold a bake-off event, but the baking has to be completed in 110 minutes. Charge a fee to enter. Have a judge or panel of judges and a prize for the winner.

• Dress Down Day at Work: Set a target of raising £110 or have everyone pay £1.10 to enter

• Sprint Race: Organise a 110 metre sprint race. Charge for entry and the winner receives a prize.

Last year we helped nearly 9,000 people through our wide range of services, which include counselling for adults and young people, education in schools, crisis support, befriending, peer support and wellbeing groups.

Your support could help us reach even more people this year. This is how the funds you raise towards our £110,000 target could be used:

£100 could pay for a school assembly on mental health.

£400 could pay for a course of counselling for someone experiencing financial hardship.

£2000 could pay for our Peer Support in Schools Service to run for free in a school for one year.

£5000 could pay for a weekly support group in the community for one year.

The people we support tell us that our services really do make a difference to their lives:

“The support from Buckinghamshire Mind has meant everything to me. I now have my dream job and I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved.”

“Buckinghamshire Mind was there in the most difficult and challenging time in my life and helped me navigate through. It has been absolutely incredible for me.”

“Safe Haven (crisis support) keeps me safe, they are reliable, they do not turn me away, they never make me feel like I am wasting their time. They are genuinely nice, kind people.”

“I can’t fault the Befriending service; it really is fantastic! It has improved my confidence and I am looking forward to 2024. It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, that I would recommend to anyone who has thought about accessing the service.”

We are incredibly grateful to you for choosing to support Buckinghamshire Mind during our 110th anniversary year. With your help, we could achieve our mission; that everyone with a mental health problem gets both support and respect. Thank you.

About the charity

Buckinghamshire Mind

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We are Buckinghamshire Mind, the mental health charity. Our vision is that everyone with a mental health problem in Bucks and East Berkshire gets both support and respect. We promote wellbeing and recovery; we prevent mental ill health; we offer talking therapies and we provide crisis support.

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