Katie Oates on behalf of 'It's a Rite Laff'

"It's a Rite Laff" - In Memory of Helen Saunderson

Fundraising for Touchstone - Leeds
by 93 supporters
In memory of Helen Saunderson
Touchstone - Leeds

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We provide health and wellbeing services to people across Yorkshire


Helen was a well loved friend and colleague, who had a zest for life.

We are therefore holding an event in Helen's honour and to raise money for Touchstone, the mental health charity.

Touchstone's passion is to secure the rights and entitlements of the people they work with and for. They aim to make the cities they work in more culturally competent and better able to meet the needs of those vulnerable people who live there.

They are also acutely aware of their perceived position of strength as a major provider of mostly BME services and want to share their resources, knowledge and position of influence with smaller, grass roots organisations.

Touchstone was born out of an identified need for friendship and community in South Leeds in 1982. A social worker, Sylvia Landells, and CPN, John Clare, saw that large numbers of vulnerable people were left isolated and distressed out of hours and at weekends, so they set up a “weekend club” which was to grow into Touchstone.

More than 30 years later, they provide mental health and wellbeing services to over 10,000 people a year, whilst also working across communities to grow their confidence and capacity to demand the services and positive experiences they are entitled to.

About the charity

Touchstone - Leeds

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Vision Inspiring communities, transforming lives. Values Leadership and Learning Inclusion and Diversity Value for Money Quality and Continuous Improvement Integrity and Respect Recovery Co-Production

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