Shirley’s Space event raises much-needed funds

On Saturday, September 17, Shirley’s Space raised over £3,600 at its recent Ladies Brunch fundraiser for the day to day running of the much-needed adult mental health services in the area.

The money will be used for the day to day running of the much-needed services.
The money will be used for the day to day running of the much-needed services.

The charity is planning a follow-up event at the Ban Car along with a Christmas Fayre at Crimond Medical and Community Hub in November.

Since becoming a charity in 2019, Shirley’s Space had assisted over individuals in life saving intervention as well as responding to hundreds of text messages from the community.

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This has ensured the charity is at the heart of the community and enabled individuals to receive assistance from trained volunteers and counsellors.

The Ladies Brunch event raised more than £3000.
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Trustee Ashley Mackie said: “This year has been brilliant for us to plan and schedule events not only for fundraising, but we also have a weekly light lunch drop in group that takes place every Tuesday from 10am – 2pm. This has proven to be a great weekly social activity for adults in the area – please come along if you can.”

The charity was set up by the family of Shirley Findlay who tragically took her own life after a long struggle with mental health and has proven to be a huge asset to the community.

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The walk-in centre within the Crimond Medical & Community Hub offers the local community a discreet and non-stigmatising route to potential help. Within the facility are trained volunteers who will offer visitors an opportunity to discuss their issues and arrange a plan to prevent their problems escalating.