Grant for charity’s art therapy

Cambs Times – Grant for charity’s art therapy

Grant for charity’s art therapy
24 March 2006


THE Fenland Project of Peterborough and Fenland MIND, the charity for people suffering from mental illness, has just received a grant of £4,400 from Lloyds TSB for its MindArt and Therapy Project.

The money will be used to provide weekly complementary therapy and art sessions for service users all on one day. The benefits of these activities could make all the difference to assist in recovery. Sandra Cutts, manager of the Fenland Project, said: “I’m so pleased that our clients will be given the opportunity to have a creative outlet in order to release stresses and provide a framework for positivity.

Complementary therapies are designed to bring a sense of wellbeing and relaxation and any social interaction helps to gain confidence’. Roger Symonds, project organiser, said: ‘We will be looking to recruit someone to oversee the delivery of the project on Fridays. They will oversee the tutors and support the people taking part. Anyone interested in volunteering with us, or taking part in the classes or even being part of our team should call the office on 01354 658058.’ The sessions, to be held initially in March and led by artists and therapists, are due to start sometime after April.

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