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Singing, celebration, spoken word and sisterhood!

We are delighted to announce the first Music 4 Mums event for 2019! Taking place on Friday 29th March'Music 4 Mums' is an evening of singing, celebration, spoken word and sisterhood. Featuring a stellar line up of female artists and special choral performances by Kings Place Choir, Great Ormond Street Staff and Parent Choir and Choir Baby, a choir for new Mums and Dads.

"This event will raise money for APP, and launch their ‘Music 4 Mums’ campaign for 2019. This campaign aims to celebrate mums with musical events all over the country, raising awareness of the need for adequate maternal mental health care services in every area of the UK, and raising much-needed funds to support APP’s vital work supporting women and families affected by postpartum psychosis....This event is an opportunity for people to come together in support of each other, lending their voices to the voiceless and helping to stamp out the dangerous stigma attached to motherhood and mental health, whilst raising funds for Action on Postpartum Psychosis.

Please add your voice to this important conversation by coming along. Every scrap of awareness and funding will go towards helping a Mum get back on her feet so she can enjoy her new baby and hold onto the future she deserves."

You can book tickets online via Eventbrite here £15 per ticket + booking fee, or find out more via the Facebook event page here.

A very big thank you to everyone involved, we can't wait to come along and experience a fantastic night!

APP at this year's Royal Parks Half!

APP are looking for two enthusiastic runners to take part in this year's Royal Parks Half Marathon on 13th October 2019, could it be you?!

This stunning central London Half Marathon, takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

The award-winning event was set up as an annual fundraising initiative, raising sustainable funds for the Royal Parks to support London’s eight Royal Parks, and enabling charities of all sizes to be involved in a major challenge event.

If you would like to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon and raise some much needed funds for APP at the same time please get in touch with us via fundraising@app-network.org Thank You!

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Hobby Horses Race Night at Jaguar Land Rover!

A huge thank you to VP&S, a department within Jaguar Land Rover, who hosted a charity fund raising event on Friday 9th November and raised much needed funds for APP!

"We raised £1120, which was split between The Marston Green Lions, who ran the evening for us, Brain Tumour Research and Action on Postpartum Psychosis. The evening took the format of horse racing - the main difference being the horses were hobby horses! There were seven races, containing six horses each; there was an opportunity for race goers to ‘buy and own’ one of the 42 horses, and if your horse won – you got half of the auction money, the other half going to the charities. The purchasing of horses, was a quiet affair for the first couple of races, but it soon gathered pace, with the six horses in the final race, being auctioned off for the princely sum of £167 in total. We had a raffle, which raised a considerable amount of money too.

Thank you to Solihull Moors FC for providing us with the room for the event and to all those, who sponsored races, supplied raffle prizes and made monetary donations."

And it looks like they had a really fun evening!

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'Some Voices, Swing' for APP!

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Thank you to 'London's coolest choir' Some Voices, who have chosen to support APP at their Christmas 'Seasonal Speakeasy' concert this year.

Some Voices are supporting APP after they tragically lost one of their members earlier this year, they say: "Earlier this year Some Voices tragically lost a member and friend of our community to a very rare but very serious mental health condition. Postpartum Psychosis is a severe, but treatable, form of mental illness that occurs after having a baby. It can happen ‘out of the blue’ to women without previous experience of mental illness, and affects 1,400 women in the UK every year.

Every term we support a carefully selected charity, and this term we are proudly supporting ‘Action on Postpartum Psychosis’ who offer vital support for families affected by the illness, as well as fund life- changing research and training. Some Voices have already raised nearly £200 for APP from this terms social events, and we plan to increase this figure dramatically over the coming weeks through our upcoming show ’Seasonal Speakeasy’. We hope to see you there."

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