Help a Young Person's Charity The Market Place

My name is Lucy, I am a Youth Worker at The Market Place which is an emotional wellbeing and mental health charity for young people in Leeds City centre. I would like to fundraise for this charity as I am passionate about issues around mental health and young people. I have set the fundraising target to £2020, maybe a little ambitious, but I just want to share that you can turn a negative year 2020 in a positive one, with community and Kindness.

“Kindness is the mark we leave on the world” Raktivist

About The Market Place

The Market Place is based in Leeds City centre, it provides both long term and short-term counselling support, youth work support, workshops, group work and a Drop-in service open 7 days a week. All services are free and available for young people in Leeds to support emotional well-being and positive mental health in a safe confidential, non-judgemental environment.

Due to the current situation with coronavirus and being on lockdown, The Market Place has developed a new telephone support service, running between 12-6pm 7 Days a week for ages 11-25.

Fundraising could help with lots of things like:

• Travel Expenses for young people
• Craft material for young people who find it difficult to talk but will engage in creative activities, resources, games etc.
• In the current Covid situation- extra training for staff around working online.
• Support with additional cost from telephone support.
• Resources to have around the service when things start to ease. E.g. hand sanitiser, masks, anti-bacterial cleaning wipes, anti-bacterial soap etc.

About the fundraiser

Mental Health awareness Week is taking place from the 18th-24th May. The theme this year is Kindness.

I am asking you to take 30 minutes out of your day to be Kind to yourself whilst fundraising for The Market Place, a young person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health charity in Leeds.

You can do the task anytime between 18th-24th May!

Some examples of how you can be KIND to yourself is:

- Run 5K challenge



-Send a motivational message to friends or family

-Exercise- Yoga/ aerobics/ cycling/skipping


-Writing a list of 10 positive things about yourself


-Be creative and think of something

This challenge is for everyone …

Please choose your challenge, share your challenge experience with us and kindly make a donation of your choice !

Here is the link to make the donation

Everyone who makes a donation will go into a prize draw that these local businesses have kindly donated.

Please do make sure you leave your email in the comments of the donation so I can get in touch with the winners which will be drawn at the end of the week.


-Photoshoot for a family or couple with photographer Suzanne Wright.
insta @suzannewrightphotographer

- Free Brunch + coffee at House of KoKo

-Haircut with Craig Cristoidz at Mousie Browns Hair Salon, Horsforth.

-Neal + Wolf Hair Products from Lexa Hair

-A5 Notebook folder, Lino cut fig leaf print, Vegan Veg recipes Cards From Studio Wald

-A5 Art Print by Sally Dawson

- Reiki Session with Lorna Kerr

- 5 Class Yoga Pass at ID Holistics

- Free Yoga Class with North & Soul

- Free Yoga Class with Mahasana Yoga

- Free Yoga Class with Yoga Soul
-Free Private Yoga Session with Emma Dawrant

· Bundle of Breathe + Teen Breathe Mindfulness Magazines

- Blurt Foundation- Self Help Cards

Each day I will share the fundraising total, and you can share your KINDNESS activity photos or thoughts.

Thank you so much for reading, sharing and donating to the GoFundMe page.

Please help to get the word out, by sharing the link on your social media and nominating your friends and family to take part in the challenge.

Here is an Example of my new KINDness activity

Recently I have started running, which I find really challenging. I have downloaded the Nike Run app on my phone which is offering guided Mindful runs with Headspace the meditation and mindfulness app. Its more active than sitting down for a meditation, and helps you to distract from your thoughts, whilst getting the body moving, and helping you connect mental and physical activity. They have lots of different runs such as Running on Empty, Stress Free run, not motivated run, Breaking through Barriers, and recovery Run. You can connect your own music, and you are guided and coached throughout. It has honestly changed my whole approach to running, and the benefits to my mental and physical health has improved a lot, which is really important at this time when some days we just feel like we are running on empty, as the run suggests.


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Lucy N 
Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
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