On Friday 7th October, Harmless and The Tomorrow Project hosted their annual evening of celebration at the Park Plaza Hotel in Nottingham to mark the 9th year since our launch. The event is the most important date of the year for me and the team as we celebrate our achievements, vital work and commitment to the field and self harm and suicide prevention over the past 12 months.
In the presence of The High Sheriff of Nottingham, Judy Naake, and The Lord Mayor, Mohammed Saghir; the Harmless team were joined by over 100 guests as we toasted successes, spoke about challenges and discussed our hopes for the future.
During the event we heard a moving speech made by, Kate, who has received important help from the Harmless Team. As someone who often works behind the scenes, I don’t often get to hear firsthand from the people we support, however, her words will only make me and the rest of the team more determined to ensure that we continue our vital work and, ultimately, save lives.
We are very pleased to announce that we raised £2,357. This means eight more people can now access short-term therapy from Harmless or The Tomorrow Project. This is particularly significant as demand for our Harmless and Tomorrow Project services has significantly increased over the past year.
On behalf of the Harmless team, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the celebration event the best yet. We are extremely grateful to everyone who came along and supported us on the night. We would also like to thank everyone who donated and purchased raffle tickets and auction items; it is only with your support that we can continue to reach those who need our help.
We would also like to thank Polly Yates who provided us with some fantastic live music; Hayley Green who treated our guests to a brilliant spoken word performance and Amy Faucheux, from FX- Events (http://www.fx-events.co.uk/) who kindly donated the wonderful table and chair decorations.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank the team here at Harmless and The Tomorrow Project. We could not host the night without their continued dedication and support – our team volunteer their own time to ensure that all of our guests are looked after and treated to an enjoyable night.
Everyone here at Harmless and The Tomorrow Project cares passionately about the work we do and work tirelessly to ensure that we can support as many people as possible. I can say with pride and a big smile that we have a team of ‘life savers’ and I am pleased that we can take the time to celebrate that amazing fact.
Next year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary – a milestone we are all really looking forward to celebrating. We hope you can all join us.
Darren Fox – Business and Operations Manager