Our local services are at the heart of everything we do in Making Recovery Reality.
We know our staff, people we’ve supported, people with lived experience of mental ill health and businesses often want to give something back to the charity and the service that supported them. As one of the largest mental health charities in England, we’re grateful for anyone who donates or raises money for Richmond Fellowship. But where do your donations to the services we run go?
Our services will often organise fundraising activities themselves, but often, we receive donations and grants from organisations.
For example, a group of individuals from Richmond Fellowship’s Tameside Supported Housing service enjoyed a fantastic 5-day outdoor challenge holiday in the Lake District, thanks to a grant provided by the National Lottery.
People using the service had the chance to participate in an array of different challenges including caving, scrambling, zip-wiring as well as piloting a boat.
After exploring the outdoors, the group enjoyed cooking together and showing off their talent in an impromptu song and dance.
They ended each day relaxing by Lake Windermere and a wonderful starlit sky.
All those who attended received support from the service in Tameside to manage their own mental ill health.
Garry, a person who went on the experience, said:
“It was great to be in a team encouraging each other and relying on each other. It was hard pushing myself but very worthwhile. I know I can do more now.”
Our fundraising portal, managed by Enthuse, makes fundraising and donating to Richmond Fellowship and our services easy, meaning you can enjoy your fundraising without having to worry.
Thank you for your support.