Donations to teenage mental health charity, stem4
The Wimbledon Bridge Club has raised £1,740 for local charity stem4 through their annual fundraiser.
Based on Worple Road in Wimbledon, this friendly bridge club aims to cater for all bridge players, regardless of experience.
Wimbledon Bridge Club also offers a full teaching programme of classes and practice sessions with supervision for beginners as well as for those with some experience of the game.
Dr Nihara Krause, Founder and CEO of stem4 said: “We are very grateful to Wimbledon Bridge Club for organizing this fundraiser for stem4. The funds we get contribute to our education offer to local schools and our local community.”
Athar Akram, Chair of the Wimbledon Bridge Club, said: "The club chose stem4 for its annual charity event because of its very topical focus on teenage mental wellbeing”.
stem4 was also one of three charities to benefit from funds raised by the many runners who participated in the Wimbledon Santa Run on December 16. Wimbledon MP Stephen Hammond acknowledged the valuable work carried out by stem4 and Jo Manley, trustee and Park Runner said a few words. As fitting with the charity, there were many young stem4 young volunteers, braving the rain to help collect donations.
Earlier, Dr Nihara Krause, Founder and CEO of stem4 was also presented with a cheque by Bob Rathbone for £1,500 from the proceeds of the Brahms’ A German Requiem concert in June at the Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon.
As Director of Music of the Parish and Conductor of the Concert, Bob said: “I was delighted to be able to make the presentation”. He was accompanied by Alison Lobo, who headed up the back stage team in the Concert week itself and in preparations in the run-up as she had done for several of the previous concerts.
Dr Nihara Krause, Founder and CEO of stem4, said: “We are very grateful to the Sacred Heart Church for their generous donation which will go towards our educational and digital services for teenagers. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful singing and music of the concert. ”
• stem4 promotes early identification of teenage mental health problems, in particular eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, anxiety and depression. Information is provided through the stem4 website, stem4 PHSE videos, inter-school conferences to students, as well as parent and teacher conferences and school nurse and GP education. Calm Harm, the stem4 smart phone app to help children and young people manage their urge to self-harm has been downloaded over 65,000 times to date and the charity is currently fund-raising to develop another self-help app.
To find out more about stem4 and the innovative work it is doing with teenagers check out www.stem4.org.uk.
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January 8, 2018