The last few months has certainly been challenging for us all, but as a result of the pandemic we have seen an incredible amount of people raising money for our charity, locally and nationally. It has been amazing to see all these incredible feats of ingenuity, stamina and generosity from our communities.
This includes Becky who took part in a very cold, but exhilarating triathlon to support our perinatal services through the Little Something Fund. The event consisted of a 1.5k lake swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run and she has raised an incredible £500.
Becky suffered with post-natal depression after the birth of her first son so understands how important this service is. She said: “I am so very lucky that I had the support that I did, and I want it to be there for others. My two children are everything to me and to be able to stand here today, sharing my days with them is in no small part down to the Perinatal Mental Health Team”.
She goes onto say that being physically fit also supports her mental health and has found that she is much calmer once she done some physical activity adding: “I'm no great athlete, but I have fun doing exercise and after a bad day at work, or a good day, and that goes for home life too, getting moving in some way, shape or form, is a massive help."
Our amazing fundraisers have allowed our charity to play a pivotal role in helping the organisation, at a time when supporting your NHS has never been more important. With donations we are able to provide enhancements over and above what the NHS is able to fund, which can help us exceed expectation every day. These has included:
Feedback has shown that these items, large and small have made a real difference to our organisation. Our Charity wants to continue to support in ways that is needed during and after COVID-19, but we can only do this with your support.
Could you set yourself a physical challenge, brave the shave or hold a virtual quiz? We’d love to hear your ideas. Not only will your fundraising support those who use our services and staff, but it may bring you closer virtually, get your running shoes back or introduce you to something new.
If you have any questions, or you’d like to explore some fundraising options please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at firstname.lastname@example.org.