Exciting News: The Leanne Baker Trust to join forces!

New links between Kirklees based charity Support to Recovery and the LBT.

We are delighted to announce on World Mental Health Day that The Leanne Baker Trust and Kirklees based Mental Wellbeing Charity Support to Recovery will be joining forces. Support to Recovery offer support, art therapy and outdoor activities to promote mental wellbeing. We have been in talks for sometime and we have arrived to the conclusion that as they share so many of our goals and outlooks on mental health, then we are best working together and achieving more! Support to Recovery are opening their fantastic new premises this weekend on 7th and 8th October and running activities throughout world mental heath week. www.S2R.org.uk They have been working very hard in turning the building around in time and have done a fantastic job.

Watch this space!!!!

 Support to Recovery and the Leanne Baker Trust: 5-7 Brook St, Huddersfield

Support to Recovery and the Leanne Baker Trust: 5-7 Brook St, Huddersfield

 

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From Barnacle to Beijing!!!

 Barnacle Village Hall transformed!

Barnacle Village Hall transformed!

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Wow, what a fun night we had here in Barnacle. With the hard work of Darren and his family - Barnacle Village Hall was quite transformed into a Chinese wonder. Thank you to Sian at S2R and her team for the amazing decorations. We enjoyed sake, Lion Dancers, amazing food from the Ginger Tree Nuneaton, quiz, fancy dress costumes, music and the most amazing raffle. A special thanks to the raffle contributors; House of Fraser, Coombe Abbey, Hilton Coventry, The White Lion Bulkington, Ansty Golf Club, House of Beauty to name but  few. The atmosphere was really positive and we managed to raise £801 to add to Darren's China Walk total. So 'thank you' to all those that supported and attended the event.

Thank you to all those that supported the Frank Bruno Ball: 

The event was held at the John Smith Stadium, to celebrate 20 years since Frank Bruno won his first World Title. The chosen charity for funds raised during the night was The Leanne Baker Trust. Frank Bruno spoke openly about his struggle with mental health and the night raised £3000 for the charity. 

Success at The Leanne Baker Trust Ball

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November 15th saw the charity successfully hold its' first charity ball at the Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield. With champagne reception, three course meal, raffle, auction and music from The Glamophones, the evening was a busy to say the least. The evening was huge fun but also raised a massive amount for the charity. The combined sale of tickets, raffle and bidding we made £8000. The charity would like to thank everyone who took part, be it those that bought tickets, helped host and organise it, donated and bid for auction items...the list goes on we couldn't have done it without your support. Look out for news of the next ball in Events now!

The Charity Launches!

Barry Sheerman MP with the trustees outside the Houses of Parliament.

The Leanne Baker Trustees and her family would like to thank all those that attended the launch at Portcullis House on 8th September. Barry Sheerman MP hosted what was both a moving and warm evening. The charity set out some important aims as well as recounting why the Leanne Baker Trust came about. All those that attended, from backgrounds of business, charity, education and mental health, all had some personal story to tell relating to mental illnesses. In conclusion, some fantastic people and support can only mean a very exciting future for the charity that is just taking it's first baby steps.

For a full account of the evening follow this link from Bradford College: http://alumni.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/node/1003 

Successful Cake Sale!

                                              Yummy!

                                             Yummy!

The Baker's were busy baking! As were lots of people in the Meltham community on September 13th. Thank you for all those that helped by baking or eating! And buying raffle tickets. Leanne's mum Carol said a few words thanking people for coming and then everyone got tucked in. Looking forward to the pre-Christmas cake-bake!

 The coals before the walk.

The coals before the walk.

 

Fire Walk Challenge (September 2013) , raising over £1,000 walking over 20ft of burning coals at 1100 degrees.  "The practice of walking barefoot across a bed of burning coals without getting burned. Fire walking is a powerful tool designed to help transform fear and to inspire people to do things they initially didn't think possible, It can show you that there is more to 'reality' than you think, that many limitations which people experience in life are self-imposed, and that you can actually create your own reality in your work, family and intimate relationships. " Well done to Kerri and thank you to all those that supported her and gave generously through sponsorship. 

Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge (July 2014). Kerri and her sister, Gemma Byrnes. Raised £1,050 walking 26.5 miles over the Yorkshire 3 peaks - Pen-Y-Ghent (691m high), Whernside (728m high) and Ingleborough (723m high). Completed in 10 hours 23 minutes on a very hot and sunny day. 
 

                                                                       Kerri and her sister at the top and still smiling!

                                                                      Kerri and her sister at the top and still smiling!

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