YPCS Joins Yaxley Runners

We joined the Yaxley Runners for their annual celebration meal.

It was great to be able to join the Yaxley Runners  and other clubs across Peterborough for their annual celebration meal. 

Originally this was planned for 2020 but COVID meant that this evening was postponed for two years. 

The Yaxley Runners have been fundraising for YPCS and we were able to thank them in person! We were also able to share with them how fundraisers like this make such a difference to the services we provide for young people. 

Thank you to the Yaxley Runners!

Appeals Day at The Peterborough School

We were delighted to take part in Appeals Day to raise funds for YPCS.

We were delighted to take part in Appeals Day at The Peterborough School.
 
It was wonderful to see all the different activities the pupils had organised to raise money for YPCS (we hope everyone enjoyed our donut stall!).
 
Thank you to the pupils, staff and parents of The Peterborough School for putting on such a fabulous event and for all the support given to the charity.

The Travel Squad 3 Peaks Challenge

The Travel Squad are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge for YPCS!

The Travel Squad are undertaking a massive challenge to raise funds for YPCS. They will be climbing Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours!

We are so thankful for this support and wish the team the best of luck with the Three Peaks Challenge! 

You can support the team, and YPCS, by donating here.

Thank You to St. Mary’s Church

We would like to give a big YPCS thank you to St. Mary’s Church in Haddon for their generous donation.

We would like to give a big YPCS thank you to St. Mary’s Church in Haddon for their generous donation. We are always so touched by the support we receive from our community, and in turn the support that is shown for the young people who need our services.

Win a morning of relaxation!

The Beauty Bar and Training Academy are offering one lucky winner a morning of a facial, massage and an ear candling.

Would you like to win a morning of relaxation?
The Beauty Bar and Training Academy is holding a raffle where you could win a pampering morning of an express facial, and Indian head massage, shoulder massage and an ear candling.
 
Organiser Melissa Kenneley said ‘mental health effects many families at some point and this is an issue that I have in the past suffered with myself so I would like to give back.’
 
There are 100 numbers to choose from and each number is £5. More numbers will be added if needed! All proceeds will be generously donated to YPCS and the draw will be held on 25th January.
 
If you would like to take part, please message Melissa Kenneley with your name and selected number/s. If the number you have chosen is already taken, Melissa will advise which numbers are left.
 
Good luck everyone!

Support Charlie’s Challenge

Local Peterborough resident Charlie Edwards will be fundraising by trekking Ben Nevis.

We are delighted that local Peterborough resident Charlie Edwards has chosen to raise funds for YPCS by taking on the challenge to trek Ben Nevis on 10th September and wish her well in this tough personal challenge.
 
Charlie has direct experience of a close family member suffering with poor mental health and so knows at first hand the impact this has on those that suffer, as well as the effect this can have on their families.
 
As the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year was nature, Charlie has chosen her challenge to trek Ben Nevis to link her fundraising efforts with this theme.
Charlie told us, “I think it’s fitting with how the past 18 months have been with lockdowns and restrictions – finding ways to get outside to benefit our mental health. I have set myself the challenge to climb Ben Nevis in the hope to connect to nature and raise money for charity.”
 

YPCS Chair Authors Book Chapter

Our Chair Alison Graham has authored a chapter in the upcoming book ‘Resilient Voices’. In this book, publisher and anthologist Brenda Dempsey brings together 45 voices to share their true stories of resilience, positivity and hope from a pandemic.

Our Chair Alison Graham has authored a chapter in the upcoming book ‘Resilient Voices’.
 
In ‘Resilient Voices,’ publisher and anthologist Brenda Dempsey brings together 45 voices to share their true stories of resilience, positivity and hope from a pandemic.
 
Sharing their experiences of surviving through a pandemic, and other stressful situations life throws at us, the 45 Voices come from all walks of life – from doctors and nurses, to parents and business owners – raising their voices and sharing their real-life inspirational stories, to show their bouncebackability and resilience.
 
Each of the contributors are New-Found Heroes in their own way, baring their souls and finding the courage to allow themselves to be vulnerable, in a pandemic that in many ways unites us.
 
All profits of Resilient Voices will be donated to the NHS in gratitude for their commitment, dedication and going beyond the duty of their role to support, help and protect lives.
 
Resilience Voices is available for purchase here. 
 

Prints of Patron’s Artwork Available!

Our talented patron Annabelle Davis kindly donated a set of original oil paintings with the theme ‘under the sea’ to decorate the Annabelle Davis Centre.

Prints of these stunning works are now available for purchase at annabelledavis.co.uk.

To help support the work of YPCS and the Annabelle Davis Centre, £1 from the sale of each print will be donated to the charity. 

 

 

Patron Donates Artwork

Our patron Annabelle Davis has generously donated some of her stunning artwork to display in the Annabelle Davis Centre. These paintings have an underwater theme inspired by the Centre’s lighthouse logo.

Limited edition prints of these paintings are available for purchase. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to YPCS to help us continue supporting local young people. If you would like to purchase one of these beautiful prints, please email events@ypcs.uk.
 
Thank you to Annabelle for these wonderful pieces and continued support.
 
Photographs by Terry Harris @ Terry Harris Photography

Patrons Meet Young Fundraiser

Our patrons Warwick and Annabelle Davis met with fundraising superstar Leo.
 
Eight year old Leo raised an amazing £620 for YPCS by cycling 20 miles in 7 days, smashing his original target amount! This will fund a full twelve sessions of counselling for a young person in need. We are all so proud and grateful.
 
Thank you to Leo, his mum Georgina, Warwick, Annabelle and everyone who supported this fantastic fundraiser!
 
Photographs by Terry Harris @ Terry Harris Photography