Lambeth & Southwark Mind’s Information Service Assitant Kelly Boughtflower took on the mammoth task of organising a stall with rota at this year’s Lambeth Country Show. “We haven’t been present there for many years and it was long overdue,” she says.
“As a Lambeth resident, born and raised, I know how this event is such a huge party for the Lambeth Community and as it was their 40th anniversary, it was even more important… We do great work and by raising the profiles of our charity and hopefully our funds, we will be able to achieve and offer so much more going forward.”
Kelly praised the support of Co Interim Directors Jolie Goodman and Earl Pennycooke, Trustee Mark Bertram, Gloria Gifford, and Joan Kennedy for producing a much-valued donations’ bucket.
“Everybody looked happy in the marquee and seemed to enjoy it and it was great to have so many different people offering their time on the rota to do shifts.” Adds Earl Pennycooke: ” It was great to be part of the event and to speak to so many people who then realised that advice, information and support was available and that they were not alone in dealing with their own or loved one’s mental distress.”
Lena Malkin, Mosaic Clubhouse Business & Administration Unit Co-Ordinator (pictured below) enjoyed meeting members of the public. “People seemed to be very happy to find out that there is a central point for them to go to and find out information about mental health services in the Lambeth Living Well Partnership Information Hub.”