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Support us

The Cogwheel Trust is a charity and we simply couldn’t carry out our work without the support of our volunteers and generous donations from local businesses and individuals.

Without wonderful people like you, we couldn’t carry out our live changing work throughout Cambridgeshire. Together, we can save and transform lives. Every penny means we can improve the emotional and psychological wellbeing of local people.

With the help of sponsorships and donations, we are able to ensure every child, young person, adult or family receive the best care available.

There are lots of different ways that you can support us. You can get involved by joining in one of our upcoming events, holding an event of your own, by making a donation, organising your own fundraiser or by leaving a legacy.

We also keep a register of volunteers who we can call on for events. If you would like further information on any of these please do get in touch with our Community Fundraiser, Jane, at communityfundraiser@cogwheel.org.uk.

A very important Message for our supporters from our Trustees

Covid 19 Emergency and Cogwheel Trust

These are incredibly challenging times for everyone both as individuals but equally for organisations and businesses. As you will have seen in the news, many charities are fighting for financial survival and regretfully Cogwheel is no exception. We need to be completely open about this.

There has been a successful transition to providing counselling sessions online, and the Trustees are extremely grateful for the support of everyone involved in this process. Currently we are pleased to deliver up to 60 sessions a week, but this is significantly less than the usual 120 sessions/week that the charity normally provides. This is resulting in a drop of around 50% in income from client contribution.

We are facing a significant financial deficit each week, and even in normal times it is challenging for Cogwheel to break even. The charity does have a small amount of reserves for exceptional circumstances like this, but if no decisive action is taken now the charity will have run of cash by the early Autumn.

There is some good news: the management team have been working hard applying for funding and have had some success in recent days. However, much of this agreed funding is ringfenced for specific longer term use rather than the ongoing cost of running the service.

The Trustees have two challenges: to ensure that Cogwheel can survive this emergency, and for Cogwheel to emerge afterwards as a viable organisation to meet the mental health challenges of the post Covid 19 lockdown. Work on the latter is proceeding at pace and the website will be updated accordingly.

The Trustees would warmly welcome any donations of financial support which can be made directly through this website.

Trustees Cogwheel Trust CIO 15th April 2020

Note: To access this document as a pdf file please click here. To donate and become a supporter see links below. Thanks.

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What could your donation do?

£5 could help us to provide a listening ear on the phone.

£25 could subsidise an initial assessment session.

£50 could subsidise two play sessions for a child in distress.

£100 could provide 4 weeks’ clinical supervision for 3 counsellors.

£250 could subsidise 10 weekly sessions for a depressed person on benefits.

£375 could subsidise 15 sessions for a financially disadvantaged couple who are struggling in their relationship.

£500 could give someone a safe place to address long-standing issues with 5 months of counselling.

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