Wreath making boosts the coffers of a south Warwickshire mental health charity - The Leamington Observer

Wreath making boosts the coffers of a south Warwickshire mental health charity

A FESTIVE wreath making event has boosted the coffers of a Leamington youth mental health charity.

Flourish works with local girls aged 11 to 18 to tackle the root causes of low self-esteem and teach them skills and tools to manage their mental health.

Currently the charity work in 13 Warwickshire schools and support 70 girls a week through one-to-one mentoring and group sessions.

Over the last year, the team at Flourish has seen the demand for their services increase as girls attempt to deal with life after the pandemic.

And in order to help more girls, Flourish held a wreath making workshop at Boston Tea Party in Leamington to help towards their £3,600 festive fundraising target.

Regency Flowers ran the workshop and volunteers from the Rosalind Franklin Lab helped make sure the event ran smoothly.

Char Bevan, Founder and Director of Flourish, said: “Fifty-six local people gathered for a wonderfully festive evening to raise much needed funds for the crucial work of Flourish. We loved collaborating with BTP, Regency and Rosalind Franklin Lab and are so grateful to them for their support. It was a great opportunity to share the difference flourish is making to the lives of the girls locally and our hopes for supporting more girls in 2023.”

Along with the wreath making workshop a raffle was held with prizes donated from over 25 local businesses including Headmasters of Leamington Spa, Coffee on the Corner, Kenilworth and Aubrey Allen Butchers.

Both the wreath making and the raffle raised £2,693 which will go towards 50 much needed sessions for local girls.

Flourish is still looking to raise another £900 before the end of the festive period.

To make a donation visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/flourish-christmas-2022-fundraiser

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