Signpost charity fundraiser
The local community is invited to put on their disco shoes and get dancing to help raise vital funds to keep local Watford charity, Signpost, open. Based in the High Street in Watford, Signpost helps young people aged between 11 and 25 years of age, and living in South and West Hertfordshire, overcome problems in their lives. Problems such as: relationships at home and at school, depression and anxiety, identity issues, coping with the impact of abuse, low self esteem.
Local man Louis Breese, who lives in Hunton Bridge, Kings Langley, and his friend George Jeffery, who lives in Sarratt, are hosting the event on Saturday 16th February at the Sun Sports social club in Watford, starting at 7.30pm.
At the age of 19, Louis received counselling support from Signpost shortly after his grandmother died, in 2015. He received weekly sessions, provided by the charity free, to support him at that difficult time. Sadly, just days before his final counselling session Louis’ grandfather also died.
Louis was so touched by the support he received from Signpost, seeing first hand the value of their counselling, that he is currently training to become a counsellor himself. Speaking about the charity, Louis said: “Signpost changed my life – I look at the difference in terms of how I feel and it’s outstanding. They gave me the confidence to live life the way I want to – I can’t thank them enough for all their support. They helped me to stay grounded and reminded me that the love of my grandparents, and their values, has made me who I am today.
“For any young person going through a difficult time, I’d say there is help out there, get in touch with Signpost. Don’t be scared about asking for help, Signpost were so warm and welcoming, they really went the extra mile to make sure I was looked after and everything was confidential.”
The event will be a fun-filled night with a disco, sponsored head shave and a raffle (prizes include free gym membership for a month and a booth package at late night bar Steinbeck and Shaw). All proceeds from the event will be going to Signpost. In December, the charity nearly closed due to lack of funds and now desperately needs funds to continue to stay open this year.
The charity fundraiser is open to all, tickets are £10 with all proceeds going to Signpost. Anyone interested in buying a ticket should contact:
Louise Breese on: 07460 838 216 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, George Jeffery on : 07584 193 012