stem4 would like to thank the staff of Marks and Spencer in Colliers Wood who have raised over £2264 by community fundraising activities over the course of the past year. The activities were many and varied and included bucket collections, exercise-bike challenges, bake sales, and children’s storytelling events.

Particular thanks go to Sally Macdonald (Section Manager) who not only put in a vast amount of time and effort into the organization of these events but also had overall responsibility for the campaign. The funds raised will be added to those ring-fenced for the purchase of our “purple van” which is intended to be meeting point and mobile information hub that will be taken to schools and colleges.

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Heather Bechman Fundraising Lead stem4 with Sally Macdonald, Section Manager Marks and Spencer

and Jon Reddie Store Manager Marks and Spencer

Dr Krause, Founder and CEO of stem4 said ‘We simply cannot support the work of the charity without our corporate partners. This contribution by Marks and Spencer, Colliers Wood, helps us deliver vital mental health programmes to children, young people and their families.’

stem4 promotes early identification of teenage mental health problems, in particular eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, anxiety and depression. Information is provided through the stem4 website, school workshops and inter-school conferences to students, their families and teachers by qualified mental health professionals.

To find out more about stem4 and the innovative work it is doing with teenagers check out www.stem4.org.uk