Each year Norwich's
Anglican Cathedral representatives select two local charities and one international charity to provide support to in the form of collections from the Cathedral’s Advent Carol Service and two Christmas Carol Services.
This year, the Mancroft Advice Project, Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind
and Christian Aid’s Healing in this Holy Land
campaign were the beneficiaries. £887 was donated to the Mancroft Advice Project at the Advent Carol Service and the Christmas Carol Services, attended by 5,000 people, raised £6,738 which was split equally between Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind and Christian Aid.
Established in 1991, the Mancroft Advice Project provides information, advice and counselling for young people aged 11 – 25 in Norwich.
Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind provide vital mental health services to over 2,500 individuals across Norwich and Norfolk, including a carers support service and residential rehabilitation programme.
Christian Aid’s Healing in this Holy Land campaign provides relief to children in Israel living in conflict.
Speaking of the donation, a delighted Sandra Flanagan,
Deputy CEO & Personalisation Lead at Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind, said: “On behalf of Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind, I would like to thank Norwich Cathedral and the local community for their generosity.
“Promoting a better understanding of mental health within Norfolk is the ethos of the organisation and this generous donation will help us deliver more training and support in rural areas and contribute to making the lives of individuals with mental health problems a little easier.”