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Donation to the Mayor’s Charities

Despite the frustration of not being able to hold any live fundraising events due to the constraints of the Covid pandemic, the Bridport Mayors Charity raised a significant amount of money for the two chosen charities Cupboard Love Foodbank and the Burrough Harmony Centre. Despite the constraints the people of Bridport have been extremely generous with both their time and financial support. The Mayor’s Christmas appeal, to those in receipt of Winter Fuel Allowance, to donate it to those in greater need was met with a generous response and will be repeated in 2021.

Sunday 27th June sees the first and sadly only live fundraising event for these two most worthy charities – Barking Mad, an afternoon of music, laughter, magic and speakers from 3.00pm at the Bridport Arts Centre.

For the 2021/22 Mayors Charity year Town Mayor Ian Bark has chosen The Burrough Harmony Centre and The Living Tree.

In times of stress, mental wellbeing is severely tested. The Burrough Harmony Centre provides a friendly, welcoming, informal service offering peer support, information, signposting and a variety of enjoyable activities to local people who are living with a mental health problem. For anyone reaching a mental health crisis it provides a non-judgmental, safe space to talk and be listened to. As the Government support is withdrawn there will be greater strain placed on businesses and families and the support provided by the Burrough Harmony Centre will be in even greater demand.

We are all aware of the impact of dealing with the Covid pandemic on other health provisions. The Living Tree provides support to those impacted by cancer.

There is currently no cancer care centre in Dorset to help people living with cancer take back control of their health and lifestyle. Our nearest centres are The Force in Exeter and the Penny Brohn Centre in Bristol. Whilst there are excellent disease specific support groups, usually supported by Clinical Nurse Specialists, few are very local and some are quite a distance away in Poole.

The Living Tree is a registered charity which offers friendship, creative activities & holistic therapies, relevant diet & lifestyle information for anyone with any cancer. We offer mutual support, helping people cope with the fear, anxiety, isolation or stress that cancer can bring by offering a chance to unwind and share laughter (they do a lot of that!) and coping strategies. There has never been a time when the need for this type of support has been more needed.

Look out for fundraising events during the coming year and don’t forget to consider donating all or part your winter fuel allowance when it arrives in the autumn.

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Despite the frustration of not being able to hold any live fundraising events due to the constraints of the Covid pandemic, the Bridport Mayors Charity raised a significant amount of money for the two chosen charities Cupboard Love Foodbank and the Burrough Harmony Centre. Despite the constraints the people of Bridport have been extremely generous with both their time and financial support. The Mayor’s Christmas appeal, to those in receipt of Winter Fuel Allowance, to donate it to those in greater need was met with a generous response and will be repeated in 2021.

Sunday 27th June sees the first and sadly only live fundraising event for these two most worthy charities – Barking Mad, an afternoon of music, laughter, magic and speakers from 3.00pm at the Bridport Arts Centre.

For the 2021/22 Mayors Charity year Town Mayor Ian Bark has chosen The Burrough Harmony Centre and The Living Tree.

In times of stress, mental wellbeing is severely tested. The Burrough Harmony Centre provides a friendly, welcoming, informal service offering peer support, information, signposting and a variety of enjoyable activities to local people who are living with a mental health problem. For anyone reaching a mental health crisis it provides a non-judgmental, safe space to talk and be listened to. As the Government support is withdrawn there will be greater strain placed on businesses and families and the support provided by the Burrough Harmony Centre will be in even greater demand.

We are all aware of the impact of dealing with the Covid pandemic on other health provisions. The Living Tree provides support to those impacted by cancer.

There is currently no cancer care centre in Dorset to help people living with cancer take back control of their health and lifestyle. Our nearest centres are The Force in Exeter and the Penny Brohn Centre in Bristol. Whilst there are excellent disease specific support groups, usually supported by Clinical Nurse Specialists, few are very local and some are quite a distance away in Poole.

The Living Tree is a registered charity which offers friendship, creative activities & holistic therapies, relevant diet & lifestyle information for anyone with any cancer. We offer mutual support, helping people cope with the fear, anxiety, isolation or stress that cancer can bring by offering a chance to unwind and share laughter (they do a lot of that!) and coping strategies. There has never been a time when the need for this type of support has been more needed.

Look out for fundraising events during the coming year and don’t forget to consider donating all or part your winter fuel allowance when it arrives in the autumn.

 

 

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