Tuesday, 19th March 2019
Bearded Villains choose Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind to be their charity of the year!
Local mental health charity, Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind are pleased to announce that their local Bearded Villains group have selected them as their Charity of the Year. The partnership was celebrated at a recent Bearded Villains’ family and friends’ social meet hosted at The Landmark Pub and Play Area in Great Yarmouth.
The East of England Chapter of the Bearded Villains, a brotherhood of elite bearded men, dedicated to The Beard, Charity, Family, Respect and Loyalty have committed their annual fundraising efforts to supporting the charity throughout 2019, whilst also helping to raise awareness.
For over 40 years, Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind have been delivering a range of information and services to help people suffering from mental distress live full and independent lives. They provide one to one support, social groups and workshops for young people, adults and carers. They run a residential housing service, enabling residents to live as independently as possible in a supportive and homely environment. They also run a half-acre community garden project and provide mental health education and promotion to individuals, schools, colleges and businesses.
Henry Tomlinson, member of the East of England Chapter of the Bearded Villains, said: “We are committed to fundraising for charities we feel are making a real difference within our community and as a group we unanimously voted to support Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind this year.
“Our fundraising is well underway with an amazing £339.43 being raised at our most recent family and friends’ meet. Other fundraising activities are in the pipeline, including a sponsored walk and tandem skydive. We are also looking to support Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind with some of their planned events, including their annual charity ball and community fetes. Everyone is really looking forward to working together to raise lots of funds and awareness for this fantastic charity and the people they support.
Rachel Walsh, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind, said, “We are very excited about this partnership and can’t thank the Bearded Villains enough for selecting Great Yarmouth & Waveney Mind to benefit from their fundraising activities. Corporate and group sponsorships are important in helping us to fund our work supporting local people with mental health problems. We are excited to kick start this partnership and look forward to helping the Bearded Villains with their fundraising activities this year.”
Photography by: Daniel Hosking