Patrons Meet Garden Designer

Our patrons Warwick and Annabelle Davis also met with artist and garden designer Jeni Cairns, who designed our stunning sensory garden.  This healing space can be used by families between sessions and is such a wonderful addition to the Annabelle Davis Centre.

Thank you to Jeni for all you have done to bring this space to life.

We would also like to give a big thank you to Persimmon Homes and Huntingdonshire District Council for funding our sensory garden. We are very grateful for your kindness and generosity.

See more of Jeni’s work @ Juniper House Emporium

Photographs by Terry Harris @ Terry Harris Photography

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 Photograpy

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 amount can 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

Annabelle Davis Centre Art Competition

We are pleased to announce the Annabelle Davis Centre Art Competition winners!

 

As part of Mental Health Week we launched the Annabelle Davis Centre Art Competition asking young people to submit their original creations of a lighthouse with a positive message.

All the stunning pieces we received were of a very high standard and we have loved seeing each and every one of them. We are honoured to be able to add these beautiful images of hope to our centre. 

Please watch the video made by our patron, Annabelle Davis, to see the winning entries!

YPCS joins the Community Hive

The Young People’s Counselling Service is thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to be a part of the Peterborough CVS Community Hive programme!

Community Hive is a a 1 year project, funded by the Connect Fund and delivered by PCVS, to deliver a social impact and investment readiness programme for the Greater Peterborough VCSE (voluntary, charitable and social enterprise) Sector.

Thank you to Rebecca Jackson (Community Hive Project Lead) for inviting us to attend the launch event.

We can’t wait to get started!

#jointhehive #socialinvestment #itsjustthebeginning

Charity Champions Conquer the Coals

The Stilton Firewalk results are in and what a spectacular night it was!

Thank you to our firewalkers, YPCS volunteers, YPCS trustees, sponsors, raffle donors, Young Technicians CIC, Kayleigh Stephens and Yaxley Youth Club, the The Talbot Inn, Stilton, Kitty Devereux, Tim Alban District Councillor, Shelley Jude, Tony Chard, Clark Howe, Howsafe and everyone else who supported the event.

You helped us raised £5761.71 to support young people!

Rotary raises £1000 for YPCS

The Whittlesey Rotary were able to handover a cheque for £1000 to Mrs Nicky Baker, a trustee for the local Charity. The money was raised through a beer festival organised and supported by the group in the town earlier in the year.

At the meeting held at the Falcon on in August, Mrs Baker was able to share information about the charities accomplishments over the last 18 months and also discuss some of the main issues that some of our young people, looking for help, struggle with.
The group showed increased concern over the long waiting lists and expressed an interest in supporting the charity in the future.

Conquer the Coals for YPCS

Firewalking is an ancient ritual that has existed for thousands of years in many cultures around the world. As a demonstration of courage and faith it has traditionally symbolised an acolyte’s ability to conquer both inner doubt and a primordial fear of the destructive power of the flames.

In 2018 YPCS invites the brave to take the challenge and raise money for young people at Stilton’s famous Talbot Inn. This friendly village pub, once home to the rituals of Stilton’s Ancient Order of Foresters will host the fiery spectacle on the 20th October.

Participants will take a barefoot walk over red-hot embers measuring around 800 degrees and younger guests and pyrophobes will be able to walk a virtual firewalk created by Young Technicians CIC.

Spectators will be treated to a stunning fire show by Kitty Devereux, a performer who has entertained crowds at some of the UK’s biggest festivals.

FIREWAKK YPCS
Kitty Devereux

If firewalking is on your bucket list and you want to help us to help local young people, please download a registration form and start fundraising. Just £100 sponsorship gets you a pass to the path of fire! You can register your support on Just Giving or click here to download a sponsorship form.

Response EPR Championing the Fight Against Mental Health

Inspired by the work undertaken by the team at Young People’s Counselling Services (YPCS) helping children and families impacted by mental health issues, the team at Response EPR have been amazing by donating £1,080 to sponsor 3 children through 12 counselling sessions.

Response EPR is one of the UK’s leading emergency electrical contractors offering 24/7 nationwide support to restoration companies, building contractors and home owners. With over 30 years of experience, they pride themselves on their expertise and customer service skills supported by the latest technology that allows home owners to track the progress of an engineer deployed to their emergency.

Graham Warby commented ‘We are very pleased to be able to support YPCS, when you look at the increasing pressures being placed on our children today and then realise that there are so few options for parents to get help, charities like YPCS are becoming more critical in safeguarding our future. The team at YPCS have some very interesting plans that I hope to see come to fruition very soon’

YPCS is a non-government funded charity that offers free one-to-one counselling for 11-16 year olds identified as requiring help with their mental health. In the UK, 1 in 10 children are diagnosed with a mental health issue but only 30% receive the correct treatment.

What does £1,080, mean for YPCS?

Thanks to the team at Response EPR, 3 children will now receive counselling with a professional and qualified counsellor.

Today 3 children’s lives have been improved and possibly, a life potentially saved.

Thank you to everyone at @epr_callout