Place2Be - Our chosen charity for 2017
Place2Be are the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional well-being of pupils, families, teachers and school staff. Founded in 1994, they have school-based teams across England, Scotland and Wales and are now working in over 280 schools reaching a school population of approximately 116,000 children across some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK.
Place2Be provide a ‘whole-school’ approach with a flexible menu of services that support pupils, families, teachers and school staff. This includes one-to-one counselling, a self-referral service and group work to meet the individual needs of children aged 4-14, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.
They also provide a range of high quality professional qualifications for those seeking to enhance their skills or to become a children's counsellor as well as well-respected training for professionals working with children and families.
If you would like to donate to the charity and support all of the excellent work that they are doing then please visit the Virgin Money Donations Page and help us make this year's total the highest yet.
A special thanks goes to our sponsors Brit Insurance, Harrods, L'Ormarins Queen's Plate and QiO who are supporting the race and charity this year.