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Balsam Centre selected to take part in national fundraising campaign





The Balsam Centre has been selected to take part in a national fundraising campaign which could unlock an additional £5000 in match funding for young people’s mental health support services in the South Somerset area.


The charity is hoping to raise a total of £10,000 for its young people’s mental health support services through the Big Give’s Kind2Mind campaign. Between midday on 14 May and midday on 28 May, every donation made to Wincanton Community Venture, the charity’s official name, via BigGive.org will be generously matched by the Big Give’s Champions. The campaign coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week.


Balsam Centre CEO Sue Place said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to make a real difference to the wellbeing of young people and young adults in our area, where demand for mental health support services far exceeds the resources available. In order to access the £5000 in the match funding pot, we need to raise £5000 in online donations in just a fortnight. It’s a lot to ask of our supporters in a short space of time but, with the incentive of the Big Give doubling every single donation, we might just make it happen.”


The Balsam Centre is planning a series of special events to supplement its online fundraising efforts, including a bingo night on Friday 24 May.


Anyone wanting to support The Balsam Centre during the Big Give’s Kind2Mind campaign should visit tinyurl.com/BalsamBigGive and make a donation from midday on 14 May. The campaign will close at midday on 28 May.

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