We’ve been encouraged, entertained and inspired by the imagination of our fundraising heroes! Read on for some recent stories of individuals who have been using their unique talents to raise funds.
If you could get involved and become a fundraising hero, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Let us know how you plan to fundraise for Wellspring by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are a few ideas to get your creativity flowing…
Elaine and her sister Gill have been practising a mindful meditation for 30-60 mins minutes each day.
They’re doing this for a month to raise funds for Wellspring. They are hoping to continue this practice even after the end of the challenge. Here’s a snippet of Elaine’s inspiring story…
“I know that regular mindful meditation is good for physical and mental health and over the years I have tried to discipline myself and learn. But with the distractions of everyday life, I have found it extremely difficult to practice, even though I know my health would benefit. Many research studies have shown that mental and physical health can improve with regular practice.
Even though we have said we will embark on this challenge for a month, it is my hope and intention to continue this practise for at least three months. If something becomes a habit for at least 3 months, then it is likely that this can be maintained. When I learned about Wellspring’s Lockdown Challenge, I realised this was an opportunity to challenge myself, and it gave me the motivation I needed. I am hoping I will inspire others to consider practising mindful meditation. But most of all I want to contribute to this much-needed, worthwhile charity that provides vital help during these difficult times.”
Ella decided to create her own Limerick-Writing Marathon to raise money for the work of Wellspring…
“I wrote limericks for 6 hours non-stop and sponsors could request their own limerick. I wrote 20 personalised limericks in total and raised over £750 thanks to the generosity of my friends and family! It was lots of fun and I’d really recommend creating your own fundraiser. Find something unique that you enjoy or that you’d like to have a go at. Then find a way to turn it into a fundraising challenge. The services Wellspring offer are so vital to many people experiencing mental health issues within the local community and it’s great to be a part of supporting this work.”
We love Anne’s idea to travel ‘virtually’!
“I am ‘virtually’ travelling the length of Great Britain, from Lands End to John O’Groats by means of running and walking to raise funds for Wellspring Therapy & Training. It is a distance of 1083.8 miles. (I’m taking the scenic route.) And I will complete it within 6 months! Wellspring Therapy & Training provide psychological support to people in distress and promote good mental health by working to restore hope, develop resilience and facilitate positive change. Without great services such as Wellspring, offering much needed support, particularly during such unprecedented times that we are currently living in is vital. By taking on this challenge I hope to enable them to continue their excellent work, so please help me help them.”
A big thank you to Anne for her amazing dedication to fundraising for us! You can donate to her fundraiser here.
The Harrogate Fire Ants Rugby League have completed 100K
“Our President Matthew Chapman and Captain Matty Lewis committed to run 100K between them for our fantastic charity Wellspring. We wanted to be involved within the community.
We stand for Teamwork built upon fitness and commitment. The humble ant is a prime example of this in nature. And in our opinion the best version of that has to be the Fire Ant, which is why we’ve adopted the nickname Fire Ants! You see fire ants in nature working together to solve problems. They cover huge distances and never give up on the cause. We want to replicate this in everything we do.”
Matthew Chapman and Matty Lewis have quite literally covered a huge distance and we’re so impressed by their commitment to raise funds for Wellspring.
We love having the support of our local community during these difficult times. And we want to be able to keep supporting our clients.
Whilst some lockdown restrictions have been lifted, fundraising is still a real challenge for charities like Wellspring. Could you donate or take on your own challenge and ask your friends and family to sponsor you? The hard work and dedication from those who fundraise is valued highly at Wellspring. We really are believers in every little helps. Thank you!