Our Charity of the Year for 2019 is Help Me, I’m Fine!

Our Charity of the Year for 2019 is Help Me, I’m Fine!

We received many applications from charities which were all worthy in their own right. It’s always a difficult decision to make, but our whole team was deeply moved by the story behind Help Me, I’m Fine.

Throughout 2019 we will provide pro bono marketing, PR and event support to the charity to help it raise its profile.

Help Me, I’m Fine was set up by Helen Cousin from Misterton near Gainsborough in June 2017 shortly after her 16-year-old daughter Maisie Cousin-Stirk tragically took her own life.

The charity took its name from a note Maisie’s family found among her possessions following her death which read ‘Help me’ one way and ‘I’m fine’ when turned upside down.

Following’s Maisie’s death, Helen and her family decided to use the money raised by their local community to purchase 750 lapel badges featuring the ‘Help me, I’m fine’ ambigram left behind by her daughter. 

Eighteen months on, Help Me, I’m Fine has raised thousands of pounds for suicide prevention training sessions in primary schools in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The THRIVE training programme aims to help teachers and school staff identify children who might be unhappy, worried or suicidal.

The charity has already got lots of fundraising activities planned this year including a Bollywood-themed night at Misterton Primary School in June. Helen’s sister is also planning to jump out of a plane this summer to help raise funds.

All the money raised will be used to pay for more schools to receive the vital training. As well as helping the charity with their communications over the next 12 months, we are also in the process of planning our own fundraising activities this year. Watch this space!

2019 marks the 11th year that we have supported a local charity for the year with their marketing and PR. Since then, we’ve helped a range of charities including Sophie’s Journey, Lincolnshire YMCA and Marmalade Trust.

To find out more about Help Me, I’m Fine – visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/itstimetotalksuicideawareness/ Or take a look at our charity page.

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