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The Big BaNES 100k

The Big BaNES 100k - local charities launch new challenge for youth mental health

Walk, run, cycle, swim, skate, kayak or do it your way! This is the call from local youth charities, Mentoring Plus and Off The Record, and creators of The Bath 5k Map, who have teamed up to launch The Big BaNES 100k - a new nature-based fundraising challenge, to support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The Big BaNES 100k launches on Friday 17 May and local residents can combine any number of activities to reach the 100k milestone. The challenge will run until Friday 27 September, and organisers are encouraging fundraisers to get out into the beautiful BaNES countryside and bring friends, family, colleagues and community groups with them.

Our Volunteer Mentoring Programme receives generous support from Somerset Freemasons

Last week, the Somerset Freemasons generously awarded Mentoring Plus with a grant of £66,000 to support our Volunteer Mentoring Programme, enabling us to train 48 adult Volunteer Mentors over the next two years, and match them with young people in our community who need positive role models.

Charity Christmas Trees

We will be holding our charity Christmas Tree sale this December. You can pre-order your tree from our shop, for collection in December, or come and visit us at our Youth Hub just off the London Rd in Bath. All the trees are Nordman Firs which are renowned for not losing their needles and from a sustainable tree farm in the UK. 

Whether you are looking to buy for your office, pub, shop or home buy your tree from us and know that you are supporting young people in your community who are facing really tough challenges in their lives this Christmas.