Event organiser - she/her Sarah Kent

Sarah's fundraising journey

Why are you fundraising for YoungMinds?

I am fundraising to raise awareness of mental health in young people and the lack of help open to them and parents.

We fundraise for YoungMinds and partake in as many fundraising events as we can for all the charities close to our hearts to raise awareness.

Tell us about your fundraiser

I hosted a Freemasons ball – a black tie event with a three course meal and entertainment, raffle, fundraising games and an auction.

A total of £2581 was raised on the evening and we divided the funds between YoungMinds and another worthy cause, donating £1500 to YoungMinds. It was a wonderful evening and I was proud to raise the issue of mental health in young people.

Why is mental health important to you?

We couldn’t get help for our daughter’s anxiety condition which went on for years and eventually on becoming so unwell she finally got some through the NHS but this was aimed at youngsters far worse off than her.

I found there is very little support for youngsters suffering mental health issues and the more people I talk to the more I realise children are suffering and I only wish they could access help.

What three words describe you best?

  • Caring

  • Loyal

  • Passionate

Meet more of our fundraisers

  • Alice Fortune smiling in a YoungMinds running vest.

    Alice completed a two-and-a-half-year-long running challenge, running a half marathon in every city in England!

  • Tony holding his certificate at the end of the challenge.

    Tony took part in the Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge, walking 100km in less than 24 hours.

  • Our fundraiser Laura skydiving above the clouds.

    Laura skydived an incredible 15,000 feet in aid of young people's mental health.

The YoungMinds fundraising team cheering with their hands in the air at the marathon. They are wearing YoungMinds t-shirts and have YoungMinds banners.

Looking for your next challenge?

Whether you want to climb a mountain, hold a car boot sale, run a marathon or organise a quiz night, there are so many ways to raise funds for us.

However you choose to fundraise, our events team will support you the whole way.

Get started with fundraising