Artwork raises funds for APP

Oil on CanvasA unique and evocative piece donated by the exciting artist Dale vN Marshall was auctioned in December. After much anticipation and some fierce bidding, we were very pleased the final figure reached £594.

We would like to thank Dale and his supporters for this incredible chance to raise money to support, campaign, research, publish, inform and connect to build a better future for all those effected by Postpartum Psychosis. I’d like to add my own personal thanks for creating a remarkable body of work that transcends words and moved me so deeply.

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The Chelsea and Yorkshire Building Societies Supporting APP!

Christmas cardIn November a talented artist, Alexis Stevens, designed and produced Christmas cards for  the Chelsea & Yorkshire Building Societies with the aim of donating all of the sale proceeds to APP.

The eye catching result with its London dreamscape and pop- art style is already selling well in the societies' branches- especially in London.

We feel sure that APP Members and Friends or supporters of APP throughout the UK would enjoy sending the cards - either in a "corporate" capacity or as personal cards to friends - not only to support fundraising but also to raise awareness of our charity (whose details are writ large on the back of each card!)

Christmas card 2We should like to offer the warmest of thanks to Alexis & to the Westminster branch of the Society and also to the production team behind the project including: Alan Bale who has been so very helpful in getting cards out to branches and also to Donna Dunston who has sorted out production.

By seizing the initiative & supporting APP in this way, the Chelsea & Yorkshire team have shown just how flexible, caring, and energetically charitable such companies can be in support of those with serious perinatal mental illness .  So if you are near the following branches in London, Chelsea, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington, City, West End or Westminster, why not pop in as our ambassadors , say "hello", and buy some of the societies' cards ? Branch finder>

Warm thanks & a Happy Xmas to Alexis Stevens and all those at the Chelsea & Yorkshire Building Societies , who are supporting APP this Xmas season.

From the APP fundraising team


 

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Congratulations London to Brighton Riders!

Our huge thanks go to Anna Jones who celebrated her 40th birthday by thinking of others. Anna persuaded her friends to join her in a recent charity London to Brighton bike-ride for APP. This really was no mean feat given that she managed to build a team of 34 women who trained for months to complete the ride. They all arrived in Brighton in a purple t-shirted haze of glory and raised the most magnificent sum of £11,598.82 to help us with our work. Again, we cannot thank team Anna Jones enough for what has proved to be a real highlight for APP.

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North-West Triathlon Relay Triumph!

Kerstin Botham North West TriathlonOur huge thanks go to Stephen and Kerstin Botham and to their friend Jen who successfully completed the recent North-West Triathlon Relay in aid of APP. The triathlon was the culmination of very many months of fundraising by team Botham on behalf of APP, in memory of their friend rosy who died after an episode of PP.

We cannot thank the Bothams' team enough for their months of arduous training and for the selfless giving of their time at the saddest of times for all concerned. Their efforts raised a huge sum for app of £4,325 which will be used to support and raise much needed awareness of PP so that other women might escape the tragedy which has faced Rosy's family and friends.

 


 

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Purple Party in Memory of Rosy

Close friends of tragic young mum Rosy Hinchliffe have launched a ‘life-long’ fund and awareness raising mission in her memory.  Kerstin and her husband Stephen Botham are to put on a host of events for APP and the couple’s first major event will be an all-day ‘purple party’ charity auction and raffle.

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They will also compete in the Northwest Triathlon in September as part of their bid to prevent similar incidents occurring among new mothers in the future.

If you are nearby, please do go along and support this event if you can - you'll be sure to receive a warm welcome! Or if you can support  in any way, by donating,  supplying auction items or providing live music etc. please get in touch.

Huddersfield Daily Examiner article: Charity event in memory of Rosy>>

To donate please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/TriActionPP

or text TAPP84 £5, £10, £15 to 70070


 

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'Laps for Alice' at the Brooklands Half

running feet flickrEdward and Tilly are taking on the massive challenge of running the Brooklands Half Marathon, Surrey in March. We wish them good luck with their training and hope they run like the wind on the day! We are very grateful to them and everyone who has helped them raise an amazing amount so far. THANK YOU.

Please support them here if you can>

 

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Purple party at Hoon Ridge

Last year, APP trustees from the Derby area hosted a 'Purple Party' at Hoon Ridge. Picture: table tennis; bean-bag tossing; field skittles; badminton; 'How many APP balloons in a mini?'; children's art tent; a cake stall heaped with donations; tombola; an impressive auction of artwork, fine wines, holiday accommodation, business tuition and much more ….; toddlers' play garden; sports massages; pamper sessions; cream teas and champagne; beer and curries etc ...all rounded off with a game of rounders: men v women! (the ladies won hands-down...almost). We cannot thank enough all those who helped or came along to support, trustees, members, regional representatives, entire families – press-ganged into cooking, clearing, serving, erecting. The afternoon raised almost £2,200 for APP which is just an amazing amount to have achieved.

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Gorgeous handmade jewellery to raise funds

Redenti handmade vintage-inspired jewellery is now available.

Each Redenti piece is uniquely handmade using semi-precious stones, pearls, swarovski crystals and a vintage brooch or two. Gold and silver plate and sterling silver are also used to create unique & stunning pieces.

"This first collection has been made in memory of my cousin Alice. A third of Redenti profits go to APP which supports mums suffering from Postpartum Psychosis as Alice did, & their families."

Treat yourself or someone special in your life & raise funds at the same time! Free UK postage & packaging.

Enjoy browsing here»

"Thank you for having a browse & for joining me in adding a drop of love into the ocean for those affected by postpartum psychosis, a deeply challenging illness."

Redenti Jewellery

 

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Willis Associates Support APP at Christmas & New Year

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What a heartening start to 2014 for the fundraising team of APP!

Between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve the company Willis Group nominates 3 charities who each share the donations from associates who are in the office over that period. They operate a "dress down" policy on each of those days and associates donate each day they come in to work.

What a brilliant way of giving associates a voice and in the process : giving support to charities like ours who are doing such hard work on behalf of women and families affected by Postpartum Psychosis.

Warm thanks are due to all at Willis Associates for their very generous cheque and especially to their colleague who nominated APP - as being eminently worthy of their company's support.

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Thank You to Sotheby's!

Sotheby's presenting chequeWe are greatly indebted to Sotheby's, London for throwing itself into fundraising and awareness - raising for APP. In a number of ways the Sotheby's staff worked so very hard to promote and support us this Summer and Autumn.

Thanks are due to Penny Speight and her artistic team for mounting a Staff Summer Exhibition and a highly successful Preview Evening complete with a delicious buffet, fantastic wine, a high standard of artwork, and the most moving of speeches from trustee Nicola Muckelroy. Thanks are also due to Lord Dalmeny and our chair, Professor Ian Jones who both spoke in warm support of our important work and of those women and families who find themselves affected by Postpartum Psychosis.

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