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.”

Testimonials

“The grant received from The Blurred Line Group enabled us to continue to develop our model of mental health support for families across the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. We have been able to support young people from the age of 10-years-old up to 18-years-old, along with their families.”
Fiona Maudsley​
Co-Founder of The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families
“Our Wellbeing Challenge at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School was a huge success; the pupils worked really hard and their peers had a fantastic time. The day could not have been as successful without Lancashire Mind having access to the generous funds made available through The Blurred Line Group.”
Holly Mannion
Community Development Lead at Lancashire Mind
“We are currently helping a person become an apprentice and complete a Level 3 Business Administration course. The Blurred Line Group's support will enable us to cover the administration and tutoring costs in the first year. This will also allow our team at Autism into Work the time to gain further training and improve our understanding, support and mentoring. The funding is crucial in supporting the apprentice and helping our organisation to improve our impact.”
John Flanagan
Coordinator at Autism into Work
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