Dulwich resident, and professional netball coach Lesley Tischler, has hit on a novel fundraising idea to raise much needed funds for us!
On planning for an upcoming house move, Lesley realised that although she has items she’s enjoyed having around her for many years, this was time for a thorough sort out. And who could better benefit from the sale of Lesley’s items than Sporting Minds UK. Lesley said “I’m really pleased to be able to support the charity in this way. As a performance netball coach I see the pressured environment in which our young sportspeople operate. They need to know that there are independent experts out there that they can get in touch with when they need some support. I was planning to run the London Marathon in aid of the charity back in May, which obviously got cancelled. So as I’m moving house soon, rather than send items that won’t be moving with me to auction or selling them in various other ways, I came up with the idea of a sale of my various items on our driveway on a Saturday in July. All proceeds will go to Sporting Minds UK.”
At a time when we’ve seen over a 500% increase in athletes reaching out for our mental health support, now more than ever fundraising such as Lesley’s is so welcome.
Callum our Founder said “What Lesley is doing for us is just fantastic and very much welcomed – her fundraising will go a long way to help us to help others. It’s a fact that those with existing mental health conditions are struggling more than usual, while many who have never experienced mental health issues before are experiencing anxieties for the first time. We know this from the sharp rise in calls for support that we have received from young sportspeople over the last couple of months.”
We wish Lesley the very best of luck with the sale – why not go along and grab yourself a bargain!