2023 End Of Year Review

Kerry Hearsey
May 9, 2024
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2023 End Of Year Review

We have has a magical year at the Little Beam Foundation and cannot thank you all enough for the support and love that you have given us.

From Lisa and Libby setting up the monthly Kirby Muxloe Indoor Market, to Jason and team doing the Tough Mudder, to the Firewalkers, to Nancy and the Open Mic Night, to Paddington Bear in Kirby Muxloe, to the Three Peak Challengers, to the Leicester 10k and 1/2 Marathon Runners, to Ella and Martha's Bike Ride, to Sophie with her school Sale and presentation, to the Cosby and Kirby Mallory Markets, to finishing strong at the Kirby Muxloe and Enderby Christmas Light Switch On, to winning the Tesco Community Tokens scheme, to numerous grants received including the National Lottery, and not forgetting - selling Project D Doughnuts many times over - it really has been an incredible year.

In 2023, we have raised an incredible £47k for the Foundation - all of which goes to support Children and Young Adults with their Mental Health and Wellbeing. Not bad considering we had set ourselves a respectable £3k target as our first full year of fundraising post-Covid!

You may have seen over on our socials some incredible stories. If not, go and check them out and see for yourselves the difference that YOU are making:

👉🏽Jack - https://www.facebook.com/littlebeamfoundation/videos/992197378747155

👉🏽Ava - https://www.facebook.com/littlebeamfoundation/posts/400676992283265

👉🏽Eleanor - https://www.facebook.com/littlebeamfoundation/posts/400649098952721

👉🏽Ollie - https://www.instagram.com/p/CyIsBEesz_z/?fbclid=IwAR0Wo1L2qLYMJEYETiIAs__u7W9mN6DCYcFD1x-nXgI7OMEkhaHghXLrqpQ

In addition, we had the pleasure of joining forces with Leicester City Hockey as their official Mental Health Partner. We are looking forward to supporting their players in upcoming workshops in 2024 - https://www.facebook.com/littlebeamfoundation/posts/376154601402171

What is amazing is that we already have so much on the horizon too - kick starting with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards in February 2024! We are super excited to celebrate those in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland making a difference too!

👉🏽For more information about the event - check out www.mentalhealthawards.co.uk

👉🏽To BUY an ADULT TICKET to the event - https://rebrand.ly/AdultTicket

👉🏽To BUY a CHILD TICKET to the event - https://rebrand.ly/ChildTicket

So from us to you - we just wanted to say THANK YOU! You truly are a wonderful bunch making a BIG difference in this world.

I think 2023 was summed up this year by one of our children who received a grant. His feedback to us was ‘Thank you for giving me a hope that life has got something nice in it’ - this is why we do what we do. We can all give hope people!

Happy 2024 everyone!

Kerry & Tracey ❤️

Kerry Hearsey