First off we would like to say Thank You. Thank You to everyone who donated and supported our charity last year. As you probably know, our 2016 charity was The Mary Budding Trust.
Their objectives are to support children with additional needs, aged 11 and under, living within the Tavistock, Okehampton and surrounding villages, providing grants and equipment.
The grants and equipment they've given include a laptop to a child with Down's Syndrome so that it could help with her learning at school. The charity has also helped to fund a lift to be fitted into a disabled girl's home so that she could sleep upstairs with the rest of her family.
Our final total raised for The Mary Budding Trust was £500 so thank you very much.
Our charity for this year is MIND. Founded in 1946 and there current president is Stephen Fry. MIND's mission is to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Located throughout England and Wales, the south west has 3 MIND centres; Plymouth, Exeter and Bodmin.
As always we will be collecting throughout the year with special events dotted around. Kirsty has already signed up to a very exciting event later this year so keep your eyes peeled.