Weʼve raised £1,380 to Soulstice Festival, in aid of the RNLI and Young Minds charities
- Funded on Friday, 18th October 2019
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Welcome to the Just Giving page for the Soulstice Festival - a one day and one night charity festival taking place in Surrey Hills this September, in aid of RNLI and Young Minds charities.
Going into our second year after a blow out first year, our aim is simple: bring people together for a great cause, using great music. We carefully select a variety of music from Soul to Funk to Disco to House to create an inclusive, diverse and fun festival that everyone feels is right for them.
We have chosen both charities for varying but equally personal reasons to our family.
To put it simply, the RNLI save lives at sea. Their volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, their seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches + their Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding. With 95% of their total income coming from donations and fundraising, they would not be able to do their job without events like ours. Here are a few of examples of the difference we can make:
£17 will buy two red and yellow flags to keep people safe on the beach.
£45 will buy a pair of yellow wellies to keep our lifeboat crew safe and steady.
£198 will buy a helmet to protect our crew from the worst conditions the sea can throw at them.
These seem small but they will make a huge difference to those who devote their lives to protecting those at sea.
Young Minds are an absolutely brilliant charity in their 25th year and they are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered to face any challenges. Some statistics:
50% of mental health problems are established by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
10% of school children have a diagnosable mental illness but 75% of younbg people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment
Suicide deaths in young people are over 1600 per year, higher than any other cause of death
These all show that the crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real. Young Minds want to fight this and offer all possible means to decrease these statistics.
Young Minds have three main aims:
Valuing every voice
Being honest and straightforward
Striving to make as much impact as possible
They also run projects to help children cope with the changes and experiences we all go through during school, to support refugees and asylum seekers, to create a transition for youths from child to adult mental health services as well as many more.
We have chosen to support this charity because we think there is a stigma around young mental health that Young Minds are doing an absolutely fantastic job to combat. We want to do everything we can to change the idea of mental health being seen as a ‘weakness’ or ‘embarrassing’. All your support for Soulstice will be directed at helping them.
If you came last year, then thank you so much and we hope you are able to come again this year. If you you are visiting this page to make a donation because you cannot make the Festival, then thank you very much - we appreciate it hugely. Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think would want to donate - every little helps!
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Sep 27, 2019
Gutted to have missed it...again!
Sep 21, 2019
It looks as if it was an amazing festival. Well done to you both. Paul & Camilla
Sep 9, 2019
Well done again Jamie and George. Lots of love, Mary and Chris Saltrick x
Sep 1, 2019
Hope it went well.
Sep 1, 2019
Nick & Jill Osler
Sep 1, 2019
Hope it all went well!
Aug 31, 2019
Great cause boys - keep up the good work - sorry not to have been there this year but please accept this donation as a token of our support x
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