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£618raised of £5,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £618 to continue providing back-to-work advice and support services to individuals with mental health problems in Leicester, Leics & Rutland.

    Leicester, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 31st March 2019

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    Story

    Aspiro, a small not for profit social enterprise, has helped over 1000 local residents who have experienced mental health problems, through supporting them to find recovery and an improved life through working again. We help people find jobs, volunteering and learning opportunities and support them moving forwards.

    Thank you Aspiro, I could not have a got this job without you... (Oswald).

    We were set up by Peter Smith, who was homeless 20 years ago through mental ill health and spent 6 years not working; however, he found through working again he remained well for most of the time, so he knows that a job can seriously help your mental health. This is the belief Peter and the Aspiro team bring to local people who have a lived experience of mental ill health.

    Last year we took on a new service to help disadvantaged young people, and despite helping lots of youngsters to improve their lives it did not cover the bills and we found ourselves £13,000 in debt with the threat of closure; however, we have raised £8,000 in donations and we have to raise £5,000 now. Thanks to all of you who have donated so far.

    Please help us to help the next 1000 people with mental health problems so they can find a job and rejoin society and feel well!

    Click on Aspiro to find out more about us.

    Please feel free to donate any amount you can afford as we will be grateful. Thanks for reading this and thinking about saving Aspiro.

    Without my Aspiro Adviser's help I would not be where I am today - the support you give helped me get a job and keep it. (Jill)

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    • Peter Smith9 months ago
      Peter Smith

      Peter Smith

      9 months ago

      We have just relaunched our crowdfunding page and want to thank all of you who have donated a total of £3,102... we are hoping to raise the remainder of £10,000.

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    • Peter Smith1 year ago
      Peter Smith

      Peter Smith

      1 year ago

      Thanks for all your support for Aspiro; we have just passed our first milestone at £3k and raised an incredible £3,002 !

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    • Peter Smith1 year ago
      Peter Smith

      Peter Smith

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 1/6/2019 14.15

    Supporters

    16

    • Steven Quinn

      Steven Quinn

      Jan 6, 2019

      Really hope you can keep up the fantastic services offered by Aspiro. Helped me to regain my confidence and motivation to work. I was able to return to work in a role I enjoy.

      £50.00

    • Jill & Rachel

      Jill & Rachel

      Oct 30, 2018

      Keep on doing what you’re doing

      £30.00

    • WSP Foundation (Birmingham Queens Drive)

      WSP Foundation (Birmingham Queens Drive)

      Oct 3, 2018

      WSP Birmingham believe in supporting local charities in the Midlands.We understand that Aspiro is doing great work and wish it all the best for the future!

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 17, 2018

      Dear PeterYou helped me get my job and to get me where I am now.I could never repay you enough for your help and support, however I hope that this goes some way in the right direction.

      £100.00

    • Andrew Burnham

      Andrew Burnham

      Jun 11, 2018

      Keep on Keepin' on.

      £50.00

    • Nicky Drucquer

      Nicky Drucquer

      Jun 8, 2018

      Keep up the great work Peter

      £30.00

    • Daniel Cole

      Daniel Cole

      May 31, 2018

      £10.00

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    Peter Smith

    Peter Smith

    Leicester, UK

    Founder and Managing Director of Aspiro, Peter spent nearly six years out of work on disability benefits before returning to work almost twenty years ago. So he knows from personal experience that working can seriously improve your mental health!

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