She did it!

A huge THANK YOU to Bridget ‘The Brave’ Morkane who ran the London Marathon for Creating Wellbeing yesterday. It was an incredible feat and she finished with a smile in under 4 hours!

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The Creating Wellbeing troups were there to support her at mile 19, 25 and of course the finish line.

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Thank you to everyone who sponsored her; she has raised a welcome £85 so far for future sessions at The Create Place in Bethnal Green, London. With your support we can pay for the venue and materials for one session in July.

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Since these sessions started in August last year they have been incredibly popular, proving there is a great need for this holistic approach to mental health. Sessions bring people together from all over London to find creative ways of improving their well-being. Participants find them enjoyable, creative, inspiring and a ‘respite from life’. Participants have said there’s “Nothing like this in London” and that they can “relax and address issues.”

If you’d like to sponsor her and help these sessions to continue then email : creatingwellbeing2012@gmail.com for details.

A heartfelt thanks for Bridget for helping Creating Wellbeing to continue.

Support Creating Wellbeing

Brave Creating Wellbeing supporter, Bridget, is running the London Marathon and has kindly chosen to put her fundraising efforts towards future sessions at The Create Place, St Margaret’s House (reg. charity number 211321).

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Three simple ways to support Bridget and contribute to this much-needed project:
1. Send a cheque made payable to St Margarets House Settlement with a note specifying it’s ‘For Creating Wellbeing’ to:

Creating Wellbeing c/o St. Margaret’s House Settlement
21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

2. By bank transfer. Please email for bank details: creatingwellbeingcwb@gmail.com

3. By giving cash to Bridget or Katie who will ensure it reaches the desired destination.

Go Bridget go! See you at the finish line. Note: you can still sponsor after the event.

What your money would be going towards:
•£10 would pay for materials for one session; fabrics, paints, card, glue for participants to get creative while promoting their wellbeing.
•£20 would pay for an hour of the Project Coordinator’s time to plan and facilitate sessions, attended by 15 people in London every month.
•£30 would pay for setting up a website where people can find out about sessions and share what they do to promote well-being. The blog has had over 1000 views since it started and this donation would go towards continuing online support for people affected by mental health problems.
•£60 would pay for a holistic therapist time to come to a session for participants to enjoy the benefits of massage or Reiki.
•£100 would pay for a workshop of mindfulness meditation, which has proven benefits to mental health, especially anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
•£300 would enable the group to be joined by a psychologist who would explore issues as they arise naturally within the group, in a constructive and supportive way.