Church Strawberry Fayre raises £1,139 for mental health charity

June 27, 2017 1:42 pm Published by

Christ Church Little Heath, donated the entire proceeds from it’s annual Strawberry Fayre event to local charity, The Counselling Foundation.

The donation from the event amounted to an amazing £1,139 which will go towards funding counselling sessions to improve mental health and wellbeing in the Broxbourne area.

The Foundation staff would like to express their gratitude to everyone who helped towards making the event a huge success; especially long-serving Broxbourne counsellor Melanie Collins, who ran a book stall on the day helping to raise awareness of mental health and who nominated the Foundation as a beneficiary.

“We have just increased our counselling space in Broxbourne to cope with an increased demand for our services and this generous donation will enable more people to have counselling.”


The Rev Dominic Newstead said the church committee chose the Foundation as its sole recipient this year because the church recognised the ever-increasing need for counselling in the wider community.

One in four people experience ill mental health issues and much of this is caused by stress, leading to employee absence in the UK with 13.3 million days lost each year costing an approximate £26 billion.

The Counselling Foundation was established in 1974 and welcomes self-referrals; only asking clients to pay what they can afford.

For further information on counselling or training please contact the Foundation on 01992 637285 or visit




The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity providing low cost, quality counselling and counsellor training for the better mental health and educational advancement of our communities.

Founded in 1974, the Foundation which has now become one of the largest counselling and training centres outside of London, with five centres in Bedford, Broxbourne, Luton, St Albans and Stevenage, delivering over 30,000 counselling sessions a year including NHS contracts across the counties.

The Counselling Foundation:

Tel: 01727 868 585

Angela Pask (Option 5)

Judy Mallinson (Option 7)



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