A cheque for £536.85 was presented by Olivia Holburd, Director of Pastiche Musical Theatre to Christopher Geake, Director of Hillingdon Mind on Thursday 24th November 2016 at one of Hillingdon Mind’s peer support groups – the Creative Arts Group. The money was raised during the annual Pastiche Summer Concert ‘Musical Melodies’ held at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham in September 2016.
Christopher Geake was delighted with the huge donation raised by Pastiche and offered a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ from himself and all the staff and patrons of Hillingdon Mind in Uxbridge. The donation will be used for a new Young Persons’ initiative, which will involve mentoring and befriending young people from all over Hillingdon who need individual support and assistance for a range of mental health and emotional issues. The large sum raised means that the service will benefit many more young people who will be able to have the support they need to deal with personal issues and move forward with their lives.