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£2,807
raised of £200 target by 203 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,807 to Theatre Nemo, who are running online support and classes to people living with long term mental health conditions during the Covid-19 crisis

    Funded on Tuesday, 25th August 2020

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    Story

    I have had quad roller skates in my bedroom as an ornament for nearly two years. During lockdown I have felt the urge to go out and finally make some use out of them.

    I will be using my daily exercise to learn how to skate to raise money for Theatre Nemo, who offer guitar, art and drama classes for people living with long-term mental health in Glasgow. As part of the 2.6 Challenge, I plan to spend the next 26 days learning a dance routine on my 4 wheelies. I will be recording a vlog of my daily efforts then providing a live performance (Friday 22nd) at the end in hope to raise a bit of money for the charity. I believe that engaging in activities in any shape or form improves your mental well-being. Doing this project will hopefully raise awareness that engaging with creative arts can have a positive impact on anyone. (or at least it will give you a good laugh)

    Why I choose this charity:

    Mental health has been present in my family through-out my life as my older sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her early 20s. Some of you reading may understand how difficult it is to live with a long-term mental health condition. There is so much effort needed by the person living with the condition, and also by those close to them who want to help them through their diagnosis and the journey they take after.

    This illness and the stigma can affect the development of friendships, relationships and ultimately having a social life at all. We are all missing our social lives at the moment and it troubles me to think that people have encountered that feeling their whole life. Charities and organisations like Theatre Nemo are crucial to opening opportunities for people to build relationships and feel support in a non-judgmental environment.

    They are currently running online support and classes during the Covid-19 crisis and as they are a small organisation they rely on small pockets of money so please give anything spare you can and help someone learn a new skill, build confidence and strengthen their wellbeing.

    Theatre Nemo Aims are:

    1. To improve the mental health and wellbeing of those we work with.

    2. To improve the knowledge and understanding of mental illness in the wider community.

    3. To reduce the stigma and isolation associated with poor mental health.

    Find out more about them here: http://www.theatrenemo.org/

    Weekly update video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrO779PFlnc

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      Page last updated on: 8/16/2020 18.09

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      203

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Aug 16, 2020

        £5.00

      • Wendy Wilkie

        Wendy Wilkie

        Jul 9, 2020

        Well done, brilliant skate dance!

        £10.00

      • Courtney Davidson

        Courtney Davidson

        May 25, 2020

        You absolutely aced it!! Sensational as always

        £5.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 24, 2020

        £5.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 24, 2020

        Well done Alicia! Fantastic what you’re doing. Your effort and videos have been amazing!

        £20.00

      • Sam's step da x

        Sam's step da x

        May 24, 2020

        Love the skating!

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 24, 2020

      Great people make things happen

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