Mental health charity Jami has raised more than £900,000 in a match-funding campaign.
Throughout its 36-hour campaign, fundraising teams promoted the vital work of Jami through a series of films focusing on a handful of the 1,700-plus young people and adults who benefit from the charity’s services each year.
Among those featured in the campaign was Alison, who spoke about the vital support that she and her child have received through Jami’s Carer and Family Support service and its Children and Young Person’s service, respectively. She said: “I don’t think we would be here today if it wasn’t for Jami. They’re an absolute lifeline.”
Daniel said that Jami had given him a reason to get out of bed every day and had prevented him from becoming homeless, while Paola remarked that her life would have been empty without Jami had it not been for the visits she received from staff during her stay in hospital.
The funds collected from the campaign will contribute to the £5 million cost of delivering Jami’s services, which have seen a huge increase in demand over the last few years and a 62 percent rise in the number of people benefitting from them.
Adam Dawson, Jami’s chair of trustees, said: “This campaign hasn’t just been about raising money. We still need more conversations and awareness about mental health. However, the £900,000-plus raised so far will help to support people using Jami’s services today and meet the increasing need in our community in the future.”
If you would like to donate to Jami’s ‘Here for me. Here for mental health’ campaign, please visit www.charityextra.com/jami/hereforme
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