Thank you for taking the time to look at my project and although I realise it will take a lot of supporters to get it off the ground, I'm willing to have a go as I believe passionately about it.
Three year ago I had the same passion to bring free well-being classes & courses to the people of Teesside dealing with depression and emotional issues. So with the help of local funding and the Big Lottery, the Community Organisation Inward Bound was set up and has seen great results, some of which can be seen on the website www.inward-bound.co.uk
During this time I met many people trying to deal with stress and depression and it's been a pleasure to be able to help them. I also had the misfortune to see firsthand the flaws and loopholes in our system that are caused by so much talk of statistics and red tape!
Then a couple of year ago my son became one of those statistics. He was one of the many who are slipping through the net (as his GP told me one day) and he died earlier this year. So now my passion to bring change is even stronger!
This picture (of his actual hand) is one my son done to say thank you for the help he'd received, but sadly it's now used as a logo to honour him, as his death has triggered the changes needed here in Middlesbrough.
So help me open a healing retreat. Somewhere people get away from the craziness of the world when life becomes too much. A place that will provide respite for the soul, as well as recieve the amazing therapies that have helped me for so many years with my own physical health and depression. The story of my healing journey can be seen at www.mariecunningham.co.uk alongside feedback from those who have benefited from my books, therapies and courses.
Prevention is better than cure, so retreating somewhere you can just somply BE can recharge your body, mind and soul.
I'll share pictures of the progress as we go along and always keep you up to date with plans/changes.
Any money donated can either be a gift because you simply want to help, be entered into a draw to win therapies, or you can take classes & workshops to the full value of your donation!
If you want more information, I'm on Facebook and Twitter so just contact me, as I love to share my enthusiasm.