Weʼre raising £10,000 to help with the initial start up of The Butterfly Effected CIC during the first year
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The Butterfly Effected: Using Art as a Vehicle to Spread Hope and Positivity
We are a movement that uses the power of art, storytelling, and therapy to inspire and support individuals facing adversity, with a particular focus on addiction and mental health.
Founded by myself and co-directed by Hayley Garner, our organisation is dedicated to making a positive impact on lives through creative expression, community engagement and support.
The Idea For Butterfly Effected
“I have been through my own personal struggles with addiction and mental health (Now over 11 years free from Heroin, Crack and Benzodiazepines).
While in rehab I found art again, being creative gave me a purpose and focus. Art helped so much during my recovery, and after getting clean the last time 11 years ago. Something clicked. I knew there was more to life, that I could use my time to help people through their dark times. It made sense to use art as a tool to reach people. I know how dark and lonely it can be at the worst of times. Sometimes interacting with other humans can be the hardest thing in the world. But sharing stories and experiences of overcoming your hard times to others going through them turns into inspiration and hope.
This is what brought me to create 'The Butterfly Effected' project. It's a belief that the stories we tell, the art we create, can break down barriers, reminding us that we're never truly alone in our struggles”.
(Founder - The Butterfly Effected)
To empower individuals to overcome challenges, find healing, and discover their inner strength. We believe in the power of art to connect, heal, and transform. Through murals, workshops, and free professional therapy sessions, we aim to break down stigmas, encourage dialogue, and inspire hope.
Why Your Support Matters:
We are reaching out to you because we need your support to bring our vision to life. Your contribution will directly fund our art therapy workshops, mural projects, and outreach programs. By supporting us, you are contributing to a movement that promotes mental health, supports recovery, and empowers individuals to share their stories.
If you don't have the means to support us financially, but have a story of overcoming your own battles, why not share it on our website and inspire others.
How Your Contribution Will Make a Difference:
Art Therapy Workshops - Your donation will help us organise art therapy workshops that provide a safe space for individuals to explore their emotions, express themselves creatively, and connect with others who understand their journey. These sessions will be held in various centres across the country such as schools, rehab centres, detox centres, hospitals, community centres and many other similar venues/ services
Impactful Murals - With your support we can commission world-class artists to create powerful murals that tell stories of resilience, triumph, and transformation. The artists in residence will visit Hostels, rehab centres and various other groups and organisations to create informed art around subjects of social impact and important issues surrounding mental health and wellbeing. These murals will serve as beacons of hope, fostering conversations and promote understanding.
Community Engagement - Your contribution will enable us to host community events, art exhibitions, and panel discussions that bring people together to discuss mental health, share experiences, and break down societal barriers.
Access to Healing - Your donation will help us provide accessible therapy sessions to individuals who may not have the means to afford traditional therapy. Everyone deserves the chance to heal and grow, and your support can make that possible. We have partnered with a number of therapy providers who offer support in an array of different disciplines from face to face to equestrian therapy and everything in between. Our aim is to provide a diverse range of services and to be as inclusive as we possibly can.
How You Can Help
Every penny counts and brings us closer to creating a more compassionate, inclusive and healthier society. Your support directly impacts the lives of those facing adversity.
Spread the word:
Share our story on social media, among friends and within your community. Your voice can inspire others to join the cause.
Share your story:
Share your personal story of triumph on our website and inspire others going through a hard time.
Connect with us on social media, follow our journey and stay updated on our initiatives. Your engagement helps us create a stronger and more supportive community.
Join Us in Making a Difference…
I'm sure we have all been affected or know somebody who has been affected by addiction, mental health, illness or trauma at least once in our lives, and I am sure that if we had the choice we wouldn't wish this upon anyone - There are millions of people out there suffering. If you would like to support this cause with our unique approach at The Butterfly Effected, any spare funds would be very much appreciated and greatly received. If you are not in a position to support financially we appreciate you taking the time to read through this statement and taking the time to care, please help spread the word of the project.
Note: The Butterfly Effected is a registered cic. (The Butterfly Effected CIC #15024864)
Christian Fenn (Founder/Director, The Butterfly Effected)
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Clare Perry & John Walker
Oct 22, 2023
Never stopped rooting for you, never will x
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Oct 3, 2023
Brilliant Christian. Have an avid interest in these topics and love seeing your success. Hope God keeps blessing you.Just seen the Detroit post, SO POWERFUL ❤️
Oct 2, 2023
Keep doing what your doing Christian, great work x
Sep 29, 2023
Keep up the great work x
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We love you and we are sooo proud of all your accomplishments, especially this 🦋.All our love, respect and support,Boo and Tencia❤️🥰
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