Brightening the future for Mental Health in Hampshire.
Brighterway has received the incredible donation of £3008 from the Diocese of Portsmouth as part of the Bishops ‘Lent Appeal’.
Each year, the Bishop organises a Lent Appeal to help local and global charities. Worshippers from the diocese donate and hold fundraising events to support and raise money for the appeal.
This year’s theme was ‘Mental Health Counts’ and totalled the impressive amount of just over £20,000. Half of this amount has been donated to the charity ‘Heads together’ which is spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which aims to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health.
The rest of the funds have been distributed amongst other local charities, one of whom is Southern Health’s charity Brighterway.
Head of the Trust Charity Brighterway, Ian Hynd commented:
“We are very grateful for such a generous donation from the churches in the Portsmouth diocese. The donation will help us to support our community and help to enhance the experience of the people who use our services”.
Bishop Christopher added, “The focus of our Lent Appeal is in supporting charities that promote mental health and wellbeing, and this focus will go beyond Lent and beyond our donations.”
Brighterway support people who are cared for by Southern Health. The charity aims fundraise for projects which improve people’s quality of life, wellbeing and independence; aid their recovery and prevent them from becoming unwell. Donating money for the things that the NHS just can’t fund, Brighterway is a vital resource for the people of Hampshire.
If you would like to support the charity please visit the Brighterway website. https://www.brighterway.org.uk/