Cricket bats at the ready!
Date: Saturday 1 June 2013
Event: The Royal Tunbridge Wells Cricket Festival
Venue: – Nevill Cricket Ground, Nevill Gate, Warwick Park TN2 5ES
£30.00 per person, which includes:
The event will be hosted by the Mayor and Mayoress.
Tickets are available on a first come first served basis.
We at the Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource are delighted that the Mayor Elect Councillor Dr Ronen Basu has chosen us as his 2013 charity. We are a non-profit local charity who supports the people whose lives have been affected by mental illness. This year will offer us a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of mental ill health and fundraise to support the ever increasing numbers of people in Kent who are accessing our services.
Steve & Paul's fundraising abseil
On Sunday 9th June Kent Messenger Charity Team will be organising an abseil down the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone for people to fundraise in aid of their chosen charity. As one of our Locum workers at MHR Paul Tippett accompanied by Steve Cook will be enjoying first time experiences at 12 noon to raise much needed funding for Mental Health (MHR). If you would like to join them and support us further you can sign up via the Kent charity team website www.kentcharityteam.co.uk or sponsor them at
Kent Police Support Lone Working Safety Alarm
It's not often that you can say that crime pays! however, thanks to a recent donation from the 'Kent Police Property Fund' which has supported our lone working Reachout Coordinator to feel safe by funding to purchase of a GPS alarm. The device enables her to work alone with vulnerable clients within the rural groups and be assured that she can summons help rapidly in the event of an incident that threatens her wellbeing.
The Kent Police Property Fund which is generated from the sale, at auction, of unclaimed lost property and items seized in police operations. The proceeds raised at these auctions are then presented to local charitable groups that work for the good of the local community.
Tunbridge Wells Round Table support Hub's new facelift!
The Hub's need for a new coat of paint! Work under way and what a difference!
Back in January we received confirmation that our bid for a grant from Groundwork Let's Colour supported by Dulux had been successful, this gave us the long awaited opportunity to decorate the exterior of our Hub Centre which was in desperate need of a facelift. One hurdle stood in our way as the building is on three levels, scaffolding would be essential and at a cost that we were unable to meet. Thanks to the amazing support of Michael Hazell-Smith Director of The Perfect Painting Company and a member of The Tunbridge Wells Round Table who came to our rescue, we not only received the funding to erect the scaffolding but to also cover essential repairs that needed to be carried on our roof that were found in the process.
On behalf of everyone at MHR we are extremely grateful to every member of The Tunbridge Wells Round Table whose involvement in fundraising enables charity's like us to receive support of this kind and to The Perfect Painting Company in Crowborough who donated three proffessional painters to carryout the specific maintenance and painting work on our building.
World Mental Health Day Art Exhibition
The Hub Art group have been meeting in the Gallery at the Trinity Theatre every week since 2010 to provide the opportunity for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness to experience their emotions and thoughts through Art and Creativity. Thanks to the support of Jane Churchill from Town & Country Foundation, Chris Smith and the Trinity Theatre we were able to exhibit a selection of our work in celebration of World Mental Health Day between 10th - 20th October.
If you were not able to go along to view our work please click the link and view some photos of the amazing talent that was on show. http://www.flickr.com/photos/twmhr/sets/
Annual 5k Fun Run and Walk- Sunday 7th October 2012
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year's MHR Olympic 5k Challenge. The day started with a wonderful blue sky and temperatures rose as the action got under way. The fun started with our Toddlers run which saw some real stars of the future emerging as they sprinted their way to the finish line where they all received their well deserved medals.
The older children's 800m run was the next challenge of the day. This race produced an exciting finish for second & third place as early leader and convincing winner 10 year old Ewan Wood won in fine style in 2 minutes 37 seconds. James Pollington and Adam Tomlinson left their challenge to the final sprint with James just edging ahead to take second place in 3 minutes 3 seconds with Adam finishing a second behind.
The main 5K event this year was missing previous two times winner Dan Bradley leaving the field open for a new champion. We were not to be disappointed as once again the race was won in fine style by Junior athlete Sean Molloy, currently the UK U17 800m champion, in a time of 16 minutes 53 seconds. In second place it was good to see another new competitor to our race Richard Tomlinson who took the first prize for a senior man finishing in 16 minutes 58 seconds.Third place was taken by another junior athlete George Bourne finishing in a time of 17 minutes 21 seconds.
In the ladies challenge finishing in 14th place overall was Emma Wood, who took the Senior ladies prize finishing in 20 minutes 48 seconds. Junior ladies winner Kelsey Howard, a previous winner, took this year's title finishing in 21 minutes 28 seconds in 16th place overall.
Special thanks go to sponsors ID & C,Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Staples, Millsons and Inkwells for their support and in particular Tonbridge School for once again generously donating the use of their sports centre facilities and grounds.
To view our gallery of photos from the day follow http://www.flickr.com/photos/twmhr/sets/