Our Fundraising Heroes

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We have been fortunate to have the following people fundraise for us, without their help and support we wouldn’t be able to continue some of the work that we do.  Thank you to everyone who has donated towards these great causes.

Bob Hirst – Three Peaks Challenge

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We want to say a huge thank you and well done to Bob who undertook the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge earlier this year. Though he was unable to complete the challenge physically (completing two out of the three peaks!), he’s already looking

forward to taking part in the challenge next year.  Through his fundraising Bob has raised a staggering £465.00, which he has requested to be used to help fund our counselling service. As our counselling service does not currently receive any formal funding, donations like Bob’s can make a huge to the services we can provide, as well as to those who attend our sessions.  Thank you again to Bob for all your hard work!

Cheryl Martin & Gemma Cordon – Yorkshire Half Marathon

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Well done to Cheryl and Gemma who completed the Yorkshire Half Marathon early this year in memory of their brother Kieran. Not only did they manage to complete the run in the very impressive time of 2 hours and 21 minutes, between them they managed to raise an amazing £1,000, all of which will go towards helping us provide vital services. Well done to you both and a huge thank you for all of your hard work!

Jo Black – In the Folds – Book Folding

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Jo has been fundraising for us by selling her book folding semi-colon patterns and donating all the profits to Doncaster Mind. The semi-colon is used within the mental health community to represent hope and love to those who are struggling with depression, suicide, addiction and self-injury.

Jo, mum to three children, has been book folding for just over a year, she found a Facebook group for book folders and started trying out the patterns, before making her own patterns to sell alongside the ready made folded books. Book folding has become very popular both in the UK and worldwide within the last six months.

Jo has suffered with depression since the birth of her son 16 years ago, though she still has changeable periods of good and bad days/week, she has found that her new creative pursuit has had a huge impact on her mental wellbeing. Arts and crafts, and other creative activities allow us to take a step back from our own worries and burdens, and allow us to have a positive, present focus. According to Jo, creating book art gives her a send of accomplishment that has greatly helped her mental health. When she heard about the semi-colon project she instantly thought about making it into a book folding pattern and donating he proceeds to her local Mind. This money will be used to support people like Jo who have also been struggling with their own mental health.

If you are interested in book folding or would like to see some of Jo’s other work please take a look via facebook or etsy