Natalie Sarah Thomas - Commemoration
The fundraising effort in memory of Natalie reached an amazing £1647.35. This is such a generous donation to support the work of Hillingdon Mind, and we're deeply grateful to Natalie's family and friends, and to everyone who contributed - and a special thanks to Jenny Peire who brought everything together.
Natalie Sarah Thomas
Last Saturday we had a wonderful evening at Goals in South Ruislip. The background to the occasion was very tragic, remembering the death of Natalie. But it was in the context of a great party, with Natalie's familiy and friends celebrating her life and all she meant to them - and using the occasion to raise an amazing amount of money for Hillingdon Mind, helping us to reach out to and support people in distress - over £1,100 through "Just Giving", not including the proceeds of a terrific raffle.
Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the occasion in any way, and to Councillor Allan Kauffman and his wife Lynne who attended on behalf of the Mayor.
Free Yoga Sessions
This is a reminder that we provide FREE yoga sessions, every Tuesday, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Botwell Leisure Centre in Hayes Town.
This service is funded by Hillingdon Community Trust for people resident in the Botwell, Townfield, West Drayton, Yiewsley, Pinkwell and Heathrow Vilaages wards.
Yoga is great for relaxing, and reducing anxiety, stress and depression. The sessions are very gentle and do not require great physical exertion - they can be done sitting on a chair.
Click HERE for a poster with further details, or telephone 01895 271559
In Memory of Natalie Sarah Thomas
On Saturday 25th October, at Goals South Ruislip, there will be a Remembrance Night in memory of Natalie Sarah Thomas, who died in very sad circumstances last year. This will also be a fund-raising event for Hillingdon Mind. If you would like to attend the event, please contribute to the fund, by clicking the purple tab "Donate with Just Giving" on the left-hand side of this page, and follow the instructions,or go to www/justgiving.com/hillingdonmind. This will register your wish to attend.
"Time to Change" - a very big "thank you"
Our "Time to Change" event last Saturday was a great success - what is commonly described as "awesome"!
- 20 people with lived experience, many of them young people, participated, supported by our staff team and volunteers
- we had at least 446 individual conversations with members of the public about mental health and stigma
- we raised the profile of Hillingdon Mind in a very positive way
- children enjoyed the face-painting, henna work, art and the magician
- and lots of people sampled the delicious "Cafe Mind" food
So a very big "thank you" to everybody who contributed in any way to a wonderful occasion - and especially to Alice who co-ordinated the planning, and to the "Time to Change" team at national Mind who provided the training, equipment, and encouragement.