May Reception raises awareness in local community
May 26, 2016
The invaluable work of West Norfolk Mental Health charity The One to One Project was celebrated last Thursday evening in the splendor of King’s Lynn’s Town Hall, where around eighty people gathered to support and register interest in its work. Among the guests were Sir Henry Bellingham, Mrs Carol Bower, Deputy Mayor of King’s Lynn, and Bishop of Lynn Jonathan Meyrick, along with staff and volunteer counsellors and mentors from the charity and many of its local supporters. The guests enjoyed wine and canapés supplied by the Bank House and sponsored by hosts Harry and Kathryn Buscall, who, along with Sir Henry, are long-standing supporters of the Project, keen to raise the charity’s profile.
The event was designed both to inform people about One to One Project’s important work and to ensure continued success into the future through sustained funding. Nell Steele, Chair of the Project’s Board of Trustees, introduced the speakers, beginning with Sir Henry Bellingham who gave an impromptu tribute to the charity’s outstanding reputation and impact in our area. Project Manager Hannah Cooper presented an overview of the charity’s work with moving examples of how it has transformed peoples’ lives, and this was followed by a heartfelt appeal for local support to maintain and enhance the charity’s achievements in the future, from host Harry Buscall.
Due to the discreet and confidential nature of One to One Project’s work, the charity and its volunteers have long been the ‘unsung heroes’ of local Mental Health support. Now, with ever-growing pressure to ensure continued financial support, friends of the One to One Project are speaking out to promote the charity, draw attention to the excellent service it offers, and show appreciation to its committed staff and volunteers. Thank you to all those who attended and showed their support.