Richard Huish College students Josh Farmer, Alex Foster and Jessica Warnes are working together to raise money for Young Minds, a charity who support young people with their mental health.
The students wanted to support the charity as they recognise the importance of mental health and how many people across the nation have struggled with theirs throughout the lockdown. Josh had his own difficulties throughout his teenage years following the loss of his father to suicide and felt an affinity to the work of Young Minds.
To raise funds, Josh canvassed local businesses asking them to donate prizes for a charity raffle and to purchase tickets. Prizes include a water filtration unit worth over £400 courtesy of Brita, a three month Nuffield Health Gym Membership, Everyone Active Activity Passes, plus a meal out, beauty treatments and a trip to London.
The trio, who all study Vocational Popular Music and Music Production Extended Diploma at Huish will also be starring in a public gig at The David Hall in South Petherton on Thursday, May 27, to raise awareness of the Young Minds charity.
Alongside their performance, they hope to boost sales of raffle tickets ahead of the draw on Friday, May 28, 2021. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Young Minds and so far, selling tickets at £2 each, they have raised over £1,200. If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/close-and-personal-raffle-2021.