FIRST FUND A HUGE SUCCESS
The Blurred Line Group were delighted to grant funding to nine Lancashire-based mental health charities, after almost £7,500 was raised following their inaugural event.
Writen by Lewis A Baxter
Photos by Matty Hall
In September 2018, The Blurred Line Group held their first events. Their day ‘expo’ event, where over 30 mental health charities had an information stand, attracted 1,200 people. The evening fundraiser event was both educational and entertaining, featuring inspiring speakers and former Britain’s Got Talent singer Ella Shaw and rising star Lucas Watt.
With almost £7,500 raised in fundraising efforts across the day, this was a testament to the hard work and support of The Blurred Line Group team, guests, sponsors and the general public.
The application process opened in January 2019 and after more than 20 applications, The Blurred Line Group Charitable Board agreed on the 9 beneficiaries: Lancashire Mind, Burnley FC in the Community, PH7 Life, Smile Together, Understanding Autism North West, Autism into Work, Field Nurse, The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families and Ribble FM. The successful applicants were invited to a series of The Blurred Line Group PR days, where photos were taken, and social media posts written.
The Blurred Line Group provide funding to grassroots mental health charities and community projects, to assist these initiatives with their service provision and support to those with mental health struggles.
The Blurred Line Group provide funding to grassroots mental health charities and community projects, to assist these initiatives with their service provision and support to those with mental health struggles. Lewis Alexander Baxter, Founder and CEO of The Blurred Line Group, stated, “Our first event was always going to be a challenge, but it was humbling to see our efforts pay off. We all know how funding for mental health charities and projects is limited; organisations are closing due to lack of funds and the mental health crisis in the UK is not going away. To know we have helped 9 mental health charities with vital funding is fantastic. We have lasting relationships with the not-for-profit organisations we have supported, and it is great to see they are going from strength-to-strength following our funding.”