BAKE SALE RESULTS! And good luck to Comic Relief with their fundraiser.

We are very very… very pleased to say we have raised a total of £100.00 for Comic Relief.

Every member of staff contributed to the bake sale and we are happy to support the cause.

At Harmless we are fortunate to be supported by Comic Relief and are half way through a project named ‘Breaking the Cycle: Young People, self harm and suicide.’

Comic relief support us in helping young people aged between 18 and 25, who self harm and/or at risk of suicide. In the first 18 months of Comic Relief funding, we are proud to announce that we have directly supported 120 young people.

Our overarching aim here at Harmless is to save lives and through the support we received from funders like Comic Relief, this is possible.

We wish everyone at Comic Relief all the best for tonight’s fundraiser.

You can learn more about Red Nose Day and Comic Relief by clicking here!

If you would like to donate to comic relief, you can do so by clicking here!

Thought about fundraising for us? And want to save lives whilst doing so?….Then you’re in the right place!

We are looking for wonderful people to join us in fundraising to reach our 30K in 90 days target.

All money raised will go directly into providing help services for people in distress. We want to ensure that any one, of any age, facing any problem can get the help that they need. Suicide and mental health struggles are far too common and it is so important that we keep providing a high level of help when people need it the most.

For an idea of what impact donating has, every week on average, we receive 6 new requests for face to support and each lifesaving therapy session costs £25.

All ideas welcome, let us know what you have in mind…the more imaginative and creative the better! Here are a few of our favourite below:

- Bake sales (always go down a treat)

- Sky dive

- Fun runs

- Three peaks challenge

- Mount Kilimanjaro

- London Marathon (if you fancy a challenge!)

- Book sales

- Bring and buy sale

- Auctions/raffles

- Car war!

- Come Dine with Me. (for all the foodies out there!)

- Super market packing

- Coffee morning

- Bingo

- Fancy dress days

- Busking (Ideal for all the music lovers)

- Art exhibition

- Craft off

- Non uniform days

- Pub quiz!

Every penny raised truly goes a long way, please help us to continue to help the community.

If you think you can help us, and want to get involved, please email info@harmless.org.uk and you could be helping us to save lives.

Will you help us save lives???

We are approaching our 10 year anniversary and during this time we have supported over 25,000 individuals…but we now need your help. In order to continue our life saving services we need to raise 30K in 90 days!

All money will go directly into providing help services for people in distress. We want to ensure that any one, of any age, facing any problem can get the help that they need. Suicide and mental health struggles are far too common and it is so important that we keep providing a high level of help when people need it the most. Please help us to continue to help the community and together we can help each other.

So…are you up for the challenge?

So far we have a naked calendar, sky dive, colour run, hot pod yoga class, film event, concert and lovelock scarf! If you fancy getting involved in one of these events we would be truly grateful for the support… or if you’re up for an extra challenge and want to start up your own fundraiser we would love to support you in any way we can.

Send an email to chloe@harmless.org.uk or phone 0115 934 8445 and ask for Chloe for more information or to discuss an activity further!

Exciting news!!!

The knitting pattern for The Lovelock scarf will be launching on Tuesday 28th February!

Pattern designer Clare, from Sister Mountain, developed a knitting pattern to sell to raise money for us after losing her friend to suicide. The scarf will mark her friend’s life and we hope that by celebrating her life we can offer hope to others who are struggling. Read their story Here

All of the proceeds from pattern sales of the Lovelock scarf will be donated to Harmless. We were chosen by the bereaved family as we are an organisation where all proceeds go directly towards saving lives, so that no one else faces such a tragic loss.

The lovelock scarf is both tragic and hopeful, and a simple way that we can pass on the love and warmth of an item of clothing to people feeling lost and alone and desperate whilst raising hope, awareness end funds for our vital work.

If you can help us and knit us a very special scarf then please contact us!

If you are interested and want to know more you can contact us by email at info@harmless.org.uk.

We will also be auctioning some of the amazing scarves to add to the fundraising.

SKYDIVING LEANNE

Our intern, Leanne, is raising money for Harmless by taking part in a sponsored sky dive.

 “I’m Leanne Moulton I have recently started my internship at Harmless . After working closely with the harmless team I’ve gained a true understanding of the importance of the work they do and how critical the services they provide, because of this I would love to help in any way I can so have decided to conquer my fear of flying and do a sponsored sky dive!

The sky dive will be on Sunday the 6th of March, all money raised will go straight to Harmless to help them reach their 30K in 90 day target to continue their lifesaving support! All donations no matter how small are incredibly appreciated.”

Support her now by sponsoring her through her gofundme  page, Leanne’s Sky Dive for Harmless, or click here.

We look forward to sharing the amount raised and a video clip of how well she coped.

Join our wonderful supporters and make a regular donation that can save lives!

We hope to gather ten new regular donors to become our life saving supporters. Can you help?

 

If ten people give £5 a month we can reach 24 more people in crisis.

24 more lives saved.

24 families who still have their loved ones.

Could you spare £5 a month?

Help us reach our target of ten new supporters. You can sign up here:

https://localgiving.org/donation/harmless/monthly

 

‘When I needed help, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I called a helpline but they just listened. I had totally given up on my life and wanted to die. When I found the help I needed through these guys I can honestly say that they saved my life when I saw no other way out’

Join our wonderful supporters and make a regular donation that can save lives!

We hope to gather ten new regular donors to become our life saving supporters. Can you help?

 

 

If ten people give £5 a month we can reach 24 more people in crisis.

24 more lives saved.

24 families who still have their loved ones.

Could you spare £5 a month?

Help us reach our target of ten new supporters. You can sign up here:

https://localgiving.org/donation/harmless/monthly

 

‘When I needed help, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I called a helpline but they just listened. I had totally given up on my life and wanted to die. When I found the help I needed through these guys I can honestly say that they saved my life when I saw no other way out’

Join our wonderful supporters and make a regular donation that can save lives!

 

We hope to gather ten new regular donors to become our life saving supporters. Can you help?

 

If ten people give £5 a month we can reach 24 more people in crisis.

24 more lives saved.

24 families who still have their loved ones.

Could you spare £5 a month?

Help us reach our target of ten new supporters. You can sign up here:

https://localgiving.org/donation/harmless/monthly

 

‘When I needed help, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I called a helpline but they just listened. I had totally given up on my life and wanted to die. When I found the help I needed through these guys I can honestly say that they saved my life when I saw no other way out’

Could you be our next Community Champion?

Could you join our business community champions? 

Every year we run a number of events and to make those event happen in a way that reaches everyone that it needs to, we engage with as many corporate sponsors as we are able.

Our community champions help us to widen our offer of help to more people that need it. 

Could you be a community champion? 

Are you a company looking for further CSR opportunities? 

Could you donate £1-300 (or more, obviously!!) to help people in distress and their families come along to our help promoting events.

Your money would help us host events that reach people; in return you would receive sponsorship acknowledgment in local press and convene and an update about the social impact you’ve contributed to.  

Please share, and thank you and if you want to get involved, please contact admin@harmless.org.uk 

International Volunteer’s Day

International Volunteer Day on 5 December was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering.

Here at Harmless, we are a Community and Voluntary service, so we truly understand the power that volunteering holds, bringing communities together and strengthens the bonds between people, working towards a common goal.

When Harmless launched The Tomorrow Project in 2012, it was brought about due to a need in the community. A small, rural village was in the grips of terrible grief following the loss of a number of people from the community to suicide, with nothing resembling adequate support in place the residents were left reeling from their losses without knowing where to turn.

Seeing and feeling the pain all around her, our CEO Caroline Harroe launched The Tomorrow Project, holding a meeting in a church hall to ask the community what it was that they needed, so the project could ensure that the bereaved were receiving the support they truly needed. This process, along with crowdsourcing the name of the project from the same community, means that The Tomorrow Project is fortunate to benefit from a close relationship with the people for whom it was established.

From this, we’ve have voluntary contributions from different people and groups in many different forms, from a bereaved family holding fundraising events that raised around £4,000, to sponsored runs and bike rides to telling the story of their experiences with Harmless/The Tomorrow Project and how they’ve moved from despair to hope, and all of these are equally important.

So we’d like to take the opportunity on this, the week of International Volunteers Day, to once again thank everyone who has given their time, energy and effort to help us to be able to reach further, build higher and support better those who in need. Those who have turned their own experiences into a source of strength and used that to help support others. 

On behalf of all of us here at Harmless and the Tomorrow Project, thank you all.