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Learn about Education Societies chosen charities and their festive Christmas plans

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Education Society tells us about the amazing organisations they have chosen to raise money for this year and some tips on your mental health over the Christmas Break.

 

This academic year, the EdSoc will be continuing to support and raise funds for Jeremiah’s Journey!

Jeremiah’s Journey provides free support for children, young people and their parents/carers who are about to experience the death of someone special.

Since being founded in 1996 they have supported around 5,500 people!

If you would like any more information on this charity then visit their website.

 


 

 

Our second charity that EdSoc have decided to support this year is Mind.

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

We would love to contribute to raising funds and awareness surrounding mental health.

For more information about Mind and their work click the link.

 


 

 

During January we will be walking 1550km + to support Jeremiah’s Journey and Mind.

As a society, we recognise how lucky we are in terms of how accessible our education is. However, for eight-year-old Sylvia in Tanzania, she is required to walk 7km in unsafe conditions to her primary school every day in order to get an education.

Sylvia wears flip-flops, which offer no protection for her journey and must be careful not to get her uniform dirty otherwise she will not be allowed to attend school!

 
Read more about Sylvia’s story here

 

If you would like to get involved in our sponsored walk please DM us on any of our socials for more information. We want to walk as much as possible and would love for our members to get involved to support these charities and raise awareness of Sylvia’s story.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

 


 

 

Before we reach January, we have got the Christmas holidays fast approaching! It is likely that some students may be feeling anxious about Christmas this year with coronavirus still being at the forefront of our minds! One of our chosen charities - Mind - have got a good webpage that details some steps to ensure your safety this Christmas, which are:

• Be gentle, generous and be patient with yourself?

• Plan ahead

• Manage Relationships

• Look after yourself

• Talk to other people

• Get support

If you want any more information on this, then head over to the Mind website linked here:

mind.org.uk/.../christ.../christmas-coping-tips

 

Keep your eyes on our social media for any more tips and ways to be involved with fundraising for our chosen charities!!

 


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