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Dame Kelly Holmes 2016 Marathon

We were delighted to receive £8,665 from Dame Kelly Holmes’ 2016 marathon running fundraising this week. Middle distance athlete Dame Kelly Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events. She won a gold medal in both distances at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. However, in 2016 she set herself the challenge of running the London Marathon and completed it in an amazing 3 hours 11 minutes. Dame Kelly said: “I am pleased to be continuing to raise money for Mind UK and West Kent Mind to support the great work they do in providing...

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Jobs at West Kent Mind

Are you passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential? Do you want an interesting and varied job, working for a forward thinking charity passionate about its mission? We have three part-time opportunities to join our dynamic and motivated team as Wellbeing Projects Manager, Community Development Facilitator, and Volunteer & Administration Support Officer.   Wellbeing Projects Manager We offer a range of services to increase mental and physical wellbeing, reduce isolation and to support people in their recovery from...

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Cheers Robin!

A big CHEERS to Robin Philpot for abstaining from alcohol for six months and raising money for us here at West Kent Mind. Rob would like to thank everyone that supported him on his alcohol free journey and made donations. Rob raised a brilliant £550 which will ensure we can continue supporting people in the local community with mental health...

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Ironman Challenge

Ben Alexander is competing in the Ironman Austria event on 2 July, and is fundraising for us. His choice is due in part to the death of a rugby coach at the hands of depression and although Ben didn’t know him too well, he was friends with a whole community and his loss was both sudden and tragic. Ben says: “It didn’t seem inconceivable that this could one day be me or one of my friends and I felt I needed to do something proportionate to the challenge at hand. All in an effort to raise awareness for what is a largely misunderstood condition...

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Building Bridges Challenge

The Headteacher at Sevenoaks Primary School, Mr Alan Duffy, is to complete a 25km ‘Building Bridges’ walk to raise funds for the school and awareness of wellbeing and mental health. West Kent Mind suggested the title ‘Building Bridges’ following a successful partnership with the school in delivering education about wellbeing, mental health, early intervention and prevention to the teaching and support staff. All at West Kent Mind wish Mr Alan Duffy both physical and mental strength for this challenge. To find out more...

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D’Vine Singers concert

The D’Vine Singers held a fundraising concert on Saturday 7 March. It was a great event! As well D’Vine in full voice, there was strong representation from Edenbridge in the form of accomplished folk singer Sue Rule, the Eden Djembe Drummers, and the Eden Songsters. Ann Ransom performed a couple of moving solo spots, as did the professional singers Nicola Wydenbach and her colleague Barbara O’Neill, accompanied by pianist Siobhain O’Higgins. D’Vine was set up in 2014 as part of a study into the benefits of singing for...

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Are you a Nationwide Customer?

If you are a Nationwide Customer, please VOTE for West Kent Mind as we have been shortlisted as part of the Nationwide Community Match programme, Nationwide’s in-branch, local charity voting scheme. We are one of three local charities/causes selected from customer nominations, and are being featured in a selection of local branches. Customers are invited to vote for one winner with a blue token, issued in branch. Shortlisted causes will receive a £100 donation. Winning causes, receiving the most votes at the end of the voting campaign, will...

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Thanks to Sevenoaks Round Table

Our Community Wellbeing team would like to thank the Sevenoaks Round Table for their generous funding which has enabled us to buy a sound system. We can now play CDs and link up an iPod or MP3 player to the system, which we use during support groups to help our clients with “mindfulness” and relaxation. The funding has also enabled us to install new shelving in the Art Room. This is a huge benefit to the clients, as there is more space to store equipment and materials needed by the Art Group and has provided a more organised environment for...

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Christmas Strictly

Our trustee Margaret Sargent was one of the lucky ones invited to a party thrown by the Christmas celebrities and professionals from Strictly Come Dancing. Here is her account of the day: “7.2 million people watched the 2016 Strictly Come Dancing Special on Christmas Day, which means they all saw the Mind Party! One in ten of the population!! A month before, forty people associated with Mind got the most exciting email, inviting them to come to the Old Town Hall, Haverstock Hill, London – and to be dressed for Christmas. David and I...

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Time Travel Tour of Tunbridge Wells

Here is an amazing and unique opportunity to see history and the current day in the same photograph. In support of West Kent Mind and 3H Helping Hands for Holidays, Jonathan Bolland from AXA PPP and Ed Langridge from 3H have created this wonderful photo art book ‘The Time Travel Tour of Tunbridge Wells’. It shows images of daily life many years ago contrasted and displayed with those of today. We see 100 years in one scene, sometimes showing great change and sometimes very little. With fascinating snippets of information and...

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