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Weʼre raising £500 to support a local mental health charity by running the Newbury 10K. Completing may be more accurate,'running' is a stretch of the imagination!

Newbury, UK
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Eight Bells for Mental Health (Eight Bells) is a member led organisation which runs a Drop-in service in a safe and welcoming environment twice a week offering support, advice and friendship to anyone affected by mental health issues in the Newbury areas. The key priorities are to reduce social isolation, provide advocacy and peer support for individuals involved.

Eight Bells provides space where members are able to socialise with other people who have similar experiences than them, but without the label of clinical diagnosis attached to them. This is an environment where members are encouraged to be themselves and make friends. The charity also organises a range of activities that support the drop in including weekly art sessions, a member run craft group as well as organised trips.

Many members have requested that the drop in be available more often. This has been spoken of for many years and something that the trustees would like to implement in 2018, so would be looking for funding to support the running costs of the drop in for three days a week.

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  • James Lewis3 months ago
    James Lewis

    James Lewis

    3 months ago

    So, Mike, Hannah and James all ran the 10K yesterday in a mixture of sunshine and heavy rain showers. Hannah was the 3rd best placed female runner (I know, right?Amazing!) and deservedly took her place on the podium at the end. Mike and James did also finish, (confirmed by the race officials!) which is an achievement in itself. A huge thank you to everyone for your support and incredibly generous donations - a whopping £790 has been raised so far which translates into £1580 for the Eight Bells charity. A stunning effort all round!

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  • James Lewis3 months ago
    James Lewis

    James Lewis

    3 months ago

    We've done it! Or more accurately YOU'VE done it. We've still got to actually run, so I'm told! But don't worry, Mike is on a special training programme :) Thank you so very much for your kind donations and remember, whatever we raise will be 'match funded'. Hurrah!

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  • James Lewis3 months ago
    James Lewis

    James Lewis

    3 months ago

    Wow! Thank you to EVERYONE who has donated already. You are wonderful people and I can't stress enough how much your generosity will improve the lives of those experiencing mental health difficulties. Well done you! Now, best dig some trainers out! :)

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/28/2018 2:21 PM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 28, 2018

  • David Goodwin

    David Goodwin

    May 27, 2018

    Well done Mike Harling!

    £10.00

  • Sian Henly

    Sian Henly

    May 27, 2018

    Good luck xxx

    £50.00

  • Auntie Jess

    Auntie Jess

    May 26, 2018

    Good luck Uncle Jim, love from Naomie and Sadie xx

    £20.00

  • Andrew Arnold

    Andrew Arnold

    May 26, 2018

    Good luck chap! Don’t drink too much tonight......😉

    £10.00

  • Sharon Drummond-heeks

    Sharon Drummond-heeks

    May 26, 2018

    Good luck guys. X

    £10.00

  • c lewis

    c lewis

    May 26, 2018

    £30.00

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