Wimbledon Charity Benefits From Kitchens Ball

Donation will help charity grow and expand their reach

The founder of a Wimbledon-based charity aimed at promoting the early identification of teenage mental health problems has recently been presented with a cheque for £15,250 by Schmidt Kitchens Wimbledon.

The money was raised for STEM4 with a ball which took place at Richmond Golf Club on October 10 - World Mental Health Day. It was their second ball in aid of the charity.

It will enable them to grow and expand their offer and area, whilst allowing them to continue the work they are doing with families in and around the Merton Area.

STEM4, based in Pelham Road, aims to promote the identification of mental health problems in teenagers, in particular eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, anxiety and depression.

Information is provided through the STEM4 website, school workshops and inter school conferences to students, their families and teachers by qualified mental health professionals. 

Dr Nihara Krause, Founder and CEO of STEM4 said: “We are grateful to Schmidt Kitchens Wimbledon for organising such an enjoyable evening which raised so much money.  The first ball enabled us to launch 'Calm Harm' our first smart phone app for self-harm and this year the amount raised will go towards the development of other smart phone apps as well as further projects”.

Charley Jones, Commercial Relationship Manager of Schmidt Kitchens Wimbledon said: “Schmidt Wimbledon are delighted to have had another successful charity gala event raising money for STEM4.  Guests were treated to an evening of luxury in the beautiful setting of Richmond Golf Club.  The reception raised on the night was £15,264. We are absolutely delighted with the result.

“We have raised over £37,000 for STEM4 in just over a year with these events. It is important for local businesses to support the community and STEM4 is the perfect cause.  We look forward to raising more money for them this year!”

There were over 120 people in attendance bidding on items in the live auction including a bespoke marble table from Diespeker and a custom made Little Black Dress from Emma Hunt.

Charley Jones added: “We would like to thank all the businesses who have contributed to helping making this event possible including all of those who donated time, money and products.  I particular would like to thank Leigh Miller of Leighwood Lofts & Extensions for his continued support in sponsoring the event”.

January 22, 2016

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Pictured L-R: Charley Jones, Commercial Relationship Manager of Schmidt Kitchens presenting cheque to Dr Nihara Krause, Founder and CEO of STEM4 and Heather Becham, Fund Raising Lead STEM4.