The Chairman’s raffle raised a total of £3,439.35 for the Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) Young Carers Project, so thank you to everyone for their generosity on the night.
GAMH Young Carers Project offers support to children and young people who care for parents with severe and enduring mental health problems. They work with approximately 60–70 children and young people on a weekly basis, offering mainly respite and group support.
The majority of participants are from the most deprived postcodes in Scotland so they are disadvantaged by social and economic inequalities as well as the stigma of mental illness. The aim of the project is ensuring that children and young people affected by parental mental illness have time away from their stressful situation, are treated with kindness and compassion, and can focus on their own wellbeing and personal development.
The children and young people will decide how the donations will be best used. The younger ones might want to go to a Pantomime or have a Secret Santa so they get presents (which they might not otherwise get). The older ones might want to have a showcase event where they can display some of their artwork or they might want a day trip away.
Thank you to our Celebrating Success event sponsors for the prize donations.