Cogwheel is very excited to have been chosen as one of three charities for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. This is funded by 1% of all purchases of Coop own brands. You can help by choosing The Cogwheel Trust to receive your 1% charity donation. To do this you must be a member, but it’s easy to join online or in store.
Bonfire Burn 10k: 5th November 2017
Nine energetic runners turned out on a very cold, sunny morning to run for Cogwheel. Supporters also made delicious cakes which were much appreciated by hungry runners after the race. The runners and bakers together have raised a magnificent £2010 for Cogwheel! Thank you everyone!
Histon Open Gardens: 11 June, 2017
A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our stall and one of the gardens on Sunday. It was a beautiful day and they had about 600 visitors!
Cogwheel has been selected as one of four charities that will receive proceeds from the 2017 Histon Open Gardens event on 11 June. Support us by visiting the beautiful gardens and enjoy refreshments, music and plant sales.
We’re looking for volunteers to help on the day. If you’d like to volunteer, email communityfundraiser
Cogwheel Sunday: 21 May, 2017
This new annual day follows Mental Health Awareness Week and aims to encourage local churches and other faith groups to think and about mental health and wellness and raise awareness of the services that are available. Here at Cogwheel we help people who are struggling with a whole range of issues by giving them a safe place to talk with a highly trained professional. People contribute only what they can afford, so we rely on donations and grants to help pay the bills.
If you would like your church to get involved, visit our Cogwheel Sunday page for a range of materials here which you might want to display or base a service around.
Joshua Reid ran It’s OK To Say It’s OK To Run For Mental Health: 14 May, 2017
Running for the Sawston Fun may not seem like a lot of miles to run for 4.6 miles (7.6 Km) when running with anxiety and depression it is battle I and others face every day.
I know a lot of people ignore mental health and may not spot the signs of someone suffering with mental health. I have realised that by talking to trained counsellor that it helps empty the mind and worries that I have faced in my life.
I know I have a battle on my hands but helping my mind is just one of those and I want others to help along the way. If you know someone that is affected by mental health suffering in silence there is help out there from charity’s.
So please help no matter how small the donation. I will be grateful that you are showing your awareness for mental health and supporting me to raise money for a charity that is helping me. Get back on my feet.
– Joshua Reid
Chariots of Fire Run
We had a great race on the day, and everyone ran well. We’re really grateful to the runners and also want to say a huge thank you to all the people who donated in support of our efforts.