We raised over £1,000 at two events on Sunday for Mental Health Awareness Week thanks to the Big Give’s Kind2Mind campaign which doubled the funds raised.

At the Eyot Centre in the sunshine by the river, a Dance-a-thon saw local dance teachers Emma Jane Taylor and John Johnny lead an upbeat dance session starting with Emma Jane leading a disco inferno routine followed by John Johnny showing simple break dance moves and then inviting everyone to join in dances from around the world finishing with limbo dancing.  Emma Jane said, “I’ve been an Ambassador for Riverside for a number of years.  I don’t think anyone realises how important counselling is until needed, let’s change that narrative!”  John Johnny added, “Boom! The spirit of dance is so special raising money for a good cause.”

The Henley Quakers opened their beautiful hidden garden and chose Riverside Counselling to support from the donations given for the tea and cake offered to guests after they had enjoyed the wonderful calm surroundings of this garden sanctuary.

The Big Give Kind2Mind campaign runs until the 28 May and every donation will be doubled. You can support Riverside by going to https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002SEW5ZAAX

Thalia Jarvis, CEO at Riverside Counselling said, “We’re delighted that Riverside was chosen as a charity for the Big Give Kind2Mind campaign and thank you to everyone who came to support the events. All of these donations will go towards our Be a Friend – Tell a Friend campaign to raise £240K to fund our important service this year.”