New stretch target
We have already reached our initial target of £150 due to a few kind hearted people. We don't want to stop there, lets see how much we can raise. The money will be used wisely to ensure the greatest amount of happiness comes from each pound with the rest being donated to the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
A very sincere thank you from the Sweet Aerobics team for your support. x
Sweet Aerobics is a community-based event aiming to raise awareness of mental health and to fundraise for the Scottish Association of Mental Health.
About the project:
Wake up. Invigorate your body and mind. Feel more energized than you could possibly imagine. Sweet Aerobics is the improvised motivational dance experience; an opportunity to feel free, dance and let go of your inhibitions.
Sweet Aerobics takes place on the second Saturday following Mental Health Awareness Week 2015. The intention is to raise consciousness of mental health - a prominent but often silent issue in today’s bustling society. We are giving people the opportunity to get together in a fun, open-minded and inspiring environment.
1 in 4 people will have a mental health issues at some point in their lives - with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common. Suicide rates and self-harm statistics are utterly shocking, with the UK having one of the highest rates in Europe.
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) recommends five ways to better your mental health: keeping in touch with friends and family, being more active, living for the moment, trying new things and giving to others (http://goo.gl/Vl4MTW). We hope to encourage people who attend the event to do some, if not all of these things.
Donations are welcome and will be used to subsidise the costs of running the event this will include venue hire, equipment hire, materials and for a video to be made from the event promoting a greater understanding of mental health. The remainder will be donated to the Scottish Association for Mental Health (http://www.samh.org.uk/).
Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443474855942876/
Thank you in advance :-)