The Cogwheel Trust announces its Cogwheel 5k Canter 2019
Looking for a way to get up, out and active with the family this New Year’s Day? The Cogwheel Trust is hosting its very own running festival on Jesus Green on Tuesday 31st December. Suitable for all age groups with all runs off road, this is a perfect event to get all the family involved. Runners can choose from a 5k race, a 2k fun run or a 200m toddle.
Costs: £10 – 5k; £5 – 2k; £2 – 200m toddle. All proceeds will go to The Cogwheel Trust, supporting its mission to provide affordable counselling to those struggling with mental health issues in Cambridgeshire.
Register for the run online here: www.cogwheel5kcanter.org.uk
Cambridgeshire-man raises thousands for The Cogwheel Trust through year-long running challenge
An ex-client of Cambridge-based mental health charity, The Cogwheel Trust, has raised £2,500 for the charity by completing a personal challenge of running 2,019 miles from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019, including an ultra-endurance event every month.
Inspired by his own experience of mental health issues and a chance meeting with someone who had lost a partner to suicide, Alun Lucas took on the challenge to raise awareness of, and valuable funds for, the mental health charity which has helped him and so many others in need of support in Cambridgeshire. During the year-long challenge Alun ran a total of 2,093 miles.
Read the full news story here.
The Cogwheel Trust provides 5,000 hours of counselling in 2018
Cambridge-based mental health charity, The Cogwheel Trust, has provided over 4,800 hours of affordable counselling and psychotherapy to almost 600 people in Cambridgeshire since January, and is set to complete 5,000 hours before the end of the year.
2018 marked a special year for The Cogwheel Trust as it celebrated its 30th anniversary of supporting the mental well-being of Cambridgeshire residents. Since it was founded in 1988 it is estimated that the charity has supported over 26,000 people by providing more than 90,000 counselling sessions, from as little as £10 per session.
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Co-op donation 2018
In November 2018, The Cogwheel Trust was thrilled to receive a cheque for £14,141 from the Co-op 1% Fund. It was great to join the celebrations in-store.
Bonfire Burn 10K, 4 November 2018
At the Bonfire Burn 10k 2018, The Cogwheel Trust was supported by 17 enthusiastic runners and also had an outstanding cake stall which was much appreciated by many hungry people! All this yielded nearly £1,957 for the charity. An amazing effort!
The Cogwheel Trust’s 30th anniversary celebration, 20 July 2018
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 two years in a row. The Head of Counselling talked about the work of The Cogwheel Trust, and Neil Prem spoke about his personal journey.
Mental ill health is estimated to cost the national economy £91million 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. The Cogwheel Trust 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