To celebrate Helen's 40th birthday this year, THF launched its biggest ever fund-raising campaign to raise £40,000 by the end of this year! This will create an Arts Recovery Fund that all schools in Teignbridge can access to boost their arts activities with young people.
Helen (coolly!) finishing a 10K BUPA Capital Radio 10K run in 2005 for Help a London Child.
3 THF trustees on a mission! Bottom left of composite: Tom Kirk: work out 40 minutes & walk 4 miles per day for 40 days Alex Kirk: 40,000 steps every 4 days, for 40 day. Ben Galloway: cycle 40km per day for 40 days
THE ARTS RECOVERY FUND IS ON ITS WAY! The THF40for40 campaign to raise funds for the Arts Recovery Fund for Teignbridge schools has got off to a flying start! With Gift Aid and off-line donations added in, over £10,000 has already been generously donated. It means that THF is already able to offer support for all state-funded schools in Teignbridge from the start of the summer term. Schools will receive an email early in the term explaining how to access the THF Arts Recovery Fund. We still have a long way to go to reach our ambitious target, but we believe the arts are vital for so many young people, as they themselves recover from the effects of not attending school for long periods of time and missing out on vital elements of their lives. The arts can reach parts other subjects can’t, by improving mental and emotional well-being and fuelling creativity and social cohesion. Do join the THF40for40 campaign either by direct donation – just click here – or by joining others who have already set up their own campaign within the umbrella of the overall THF campaign, and have got supporters to sponsor them. Click here for details about how to set up your own fund-raising campaign. Or if you prefer, you can contribute to THF40for40 via GoFundMe. Click here for details.