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Great Wall of China trek
Ambeya on Great Wall of China trek
Congratulations to Ambeya for reaching her fundraising target, and wishing her good luck on her forthcoming adventures!
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‘Who Cares?’ update
training group in session
Thank you to the schools who have begun working with us on Our Time's 'Who Cares?' programme piloting.
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‘Who Cares?’ project starts piloting
Students in drama workshop
Our Time is currently training teachers and school staff in different schools around the UK who will use the ‘Who Cares?’ programme material to deliver the curriculum content to their pupils.
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Great Wall of China fundraising begins
Fundraising stall
Our young carer, Ambeya, began her fundraising at the start of April, selling doughnuts at a stall at an Odeon Cinema, to raise money to support her walk along the Great Wall of China.
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Sponsor Kirsty on her 10k run
Kirsty
One of our determined young people, Kirsty Tahta-Wraith, is taking on a personal challenge in March and asks for sponsorship to raise funds for Our Time.
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The Guardian Charity Appeal blog
Still from Guardian appeal video
The Guardian Charity Appeal Blog wrote more about us on New Year’s Day. We thought we would start 2015 by hearing from some of the people directly helped by your donations.
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Article published for Guardian Christmas appeal
Kirsty for the Guardian Christmas appeal
On 13th December, the Guardian journalist, Bim Adewunmi, wrote an article highlighting the work of Our Time featuring a number of young people who have attended, and still attend, KidsTime Workshops and have been part of the ‘Who Cares?’ programme.
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The Mail on Sunday features Our Time
Ambeya in the Mail on Sunday
The article focuses on the plight of young carers affected by parental mental illness and tells the story of two former KidsTime Workshops attendees, who now frequently attend KidsTime Workshops as young helpers.
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Our Time selected for Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal
homemade christmas card
On November 28th The Guardian and Observer launched their Christmas Charity Appeal. This year’s appeal theme is one of our most common and under-acknowledged health issues: mental illness.
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Young carers call to action: No suits event at London Zoo
Dr Alan Cooklin interviewed
Health professionals and decision-makers joined the young people to meet them, hear their stories, and discuss what health services can do to better support young carers and their families.
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Filming of ‘Who Cares?’ Masterclass
Chemicals in the brain slide
Young people from Our Time's KidsTime Workshops gathered to meet a children’s mental health worker, an adult mental health worker and an approved social worker to quiz them on many frequently asked questions our young people have about mental health.
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Article in the Western Morning News
Image of article on 'Who Cares?' programme
The Western Morning News visited Our Time’s (at the time known as The KidsTime Foundation) filming of the ‘Who Cares?’ programme at Stoke Damerel Community College to see the impact on the pupils involved.
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