Your donations make a difference 

With your support we can reach more people struggling with depression, anxiety or loss to get the life-changing help they need.



Can you run, jump, cycle, bake….?

Join us and take an active role as an ambassador to help us increase donations through fundraising to help more people in our communities receive subsidised counselling. Your support will enable us to continue to raise awareness and promote positive mental health.

Here are just some ways you may like to get involved with the Foundation and raise funds or why not do you own thing?

  • Sponsored Abseil
  • London to Brighton
  • Parachute jump
  • London Marathon
  • Hertford Colour run
  • St Albans Half Marathon
  • St Albans annual Charity Cycle Ride (SACCR)
  • Bedford Twilight 10K
  • Skydive
  • Moonlight Walk
  • Pub Quizzers
  • Cake Bakers
  • Birthday Gift Donators on Facebook
  • Polar Bear Plunge


Previous fundraising campaigns:

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 runner

Mandy Macqueen | My story

“I am a 52 year old wife and mother who ran a Virtual Marathon near my house on Mothers Day 2020 and the Virtual Virgin Money London 2020 Marathon 40th Anniversary, on 4th October this year to support The Counselling Foundation, a local counselling charity, where I am a trustee.

Promoting positive mental health is a cause close to my heart, and it is an honour to help to raise the profile and awareness of our charity and counselling services.”


St Albans Charity Cycle Ride 2019

The SACCR celebrated its 25th anniversary and the Foundation were proud to be one of the chosen beneficiaries of the 2019 Charity Cycle Ride.  It was a great event helping to raise funds and our profile to help more people on low incomes access subsidised counselling. Read more here:

Polar Bear Plunge 2019

On 1 January 2019 the Foundation participated in and was a beneficiary of the icy cold Polar Bear Plunge. Read more about the event here:

The London Marathon 2018

Local fitness coach, Barrie Johnston was inspired to run on behalf of the Foundation in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon after benefiting from counselling which helped him to overcome anxiety and depression. Despite being the hardest physical challenge he has ever achieved, Barrie was spurred on by the number of people who will benefit from our counselling services which they would otherwise not have been able to afford and raised over £5,000.

“Having benefitted so much from the services at The Counselling Foundation I want to be able to help those who can’t afford the services to get access to the same help that I received”.

Thank you from everyone at The Counselling Foundation and all those that you’re helping by fundraising and donating.