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Counselling charity chosen for East Herts Dragons Apprentice Challenge

October 4, 2016 11:33 am Published by

The Counselling Foundation has been named as one of the charities who will benefit from the Broxbourne and East Herts Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge this year.

Yesterday it was announced at the launch event that the Foundation will be partnered with an apprentice group from Cheshunt School and business-mentor dragons Max Jackson and Hamit Kurek from the Broxbourne Borough Council.

Becci Murtagh, Head of Marketing said “we are delighted to have been chosen for the 2016 challenge. This is a great opportunity for our organisation to work with important groups like the council and schools within the community in order to continue the promotion of positive mental health that they are already involved in. Our centre for low-cost counselling in Broxbourne sees clients from across East Hertfordshire for our subsidised service and by partnering with the Dragons Apprentice, we will be able to support more people and their wellbeing.”

This celebrates the second time the Foundation have been chosen and this year the funds raised will pay for a collection of videos for their website and YouTube, which will illustrate what counselling is, what to expect in a session and how it can help people feel better. Becci added “one in four individuals suffers from ill mental health but not nearly enough seek help. The aim of these videos is to reduce anxiety for those new to the service and encourage more people to try it out.”

During the challenge teams of students from schools and colleges work hard to devise ways of earning money for selected local charities. Each team are given £100 seed money and challenged to turn it into £1,000 or more.  Dragons provide support in the form of advice, and access to resources, to help teams achieve their business goal and funding target.

To date over 1600 young people have participated in the Dragons Challenge and over £386,000 in funds have been presented to 190 Hertfordshire based charities.

To find out more about low cost counselling, contact The Counselling Foundation in Broxbourne on 01992 637 285 or via www.counsellingfoundation.org.

 

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