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Party like its 1970 for mental health

 Published on: 8th February 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

The 365 Challenge are hosting a 70s themed frivolous fancy dress disco on Sunday, March 24 to raise money to become a charity.

The 365 Foundation aims to support children suffering from mental trauma.

The event will be taking place at The Mercure Hotel in Hatfield.

Tickets for the event are £20, including a free drink and raffle/auction.

The night will be filled with laughter, funky music and funny outfits and all in the name of charity.

David Baum, founder of The 365 Challenge, said: “I created the challenge in August 2016, after suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder myself, to raise awareness of mental health issues through exercise.”

“I am proud to say that we are now changing from an awareness campaign into The 365 Foundation to help children with their mental health but need help to raise £5,000 in order to become a charity.”

One of the largest groups affected by mental trauma is not just those in the armed forces or the emergency services, but those who are children.

70 per cent of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age (Children’s Society, 2008).

Unfortunately, the financial restrictions currently placed on the NHS means that more and more children go untreated for mental health problems and we feel this needs to change.

Project Manager of the campaign, Lucy Thomas, has said: “Our aim is to create a pool of money so that any parent, whose child has been diagnosed as suffering from mental trauma, will be able to contact us and request assistance.”

“All we’ll ask for is the child’s name, age, and details of the practitioner and ‘The 365 Foundation’ will take care of the bill. The 365 frivolous fancy dress 70’s disco will really be the first step in reaching this goal!”

Tickets for the disco are available on Eventbrite using this link bit.ly/2CDZWj0

You can also search The 365 Challenge on Facebook where you can find ‘The 365 Frivolous 70’s Disco’ and purchase tickets.

All monies raised from this event will go directly towards funding the charity.

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