Strawberry Fair 2019
Cogwheel volunteers will be shaking buckets at the Strawberry Fair, do get in touch if you’d like to help.
In November we were thrilled to receive a cheque for £14,141 from the Coop 1% Fund.
It was great to join the celebrations in-store.
We had a great day at this year’s Bonfire Burn. We were supported by 17 enthusiastic runners and had an outstanding cake stall which was much appreciated by many hungry people! All this yielded nearly £1,957 for Cogwheel. An amazing effort, thank you so much.
From Left: Esther McNeill, Cogwheel Head of Counselling; the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Nigel Gawthrope; the Lady Mayoress, Jenny Gawthrope; Jeremy Barnett, Cogwheel Chair of Trustees.
The threatened thunder showers held off for an evening reception in the Master’s Garden at Magdalene College, hosted by Dr Rowan Williams. Guests heard from the Chair of Trustees about the origins of the Trust, and from Dr Rowan Williams about inequality and need in Cambridge, the fastest growing city in the UK for three years in a row and also the most unequal city for 2 years in a row. The Head of Counselling talked about the work of Cogwheel and Neil Prem spoke about his personal journey.
Dr Rowan Williams, Patron of Cogwheel and Master of Magdalene College
Mental ill health is estimated to cost the national economy 91 million lost working days each year, more than any other illness. Analysts estimate that this absence costs £8.4 billion each year, plus an additional £15.1 billion in reduced productivity. Cogwheel plays a significant role locally in helping people back to work and regain control and self-esteem in their lives.
See the Cambridge Independent article here: http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/1.5625843