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Brentwood Catholic Children's Society
Brentwood Catholic Children's Society
Take A Minute

Take A Minute

Why we need your help

Never have donations from our community been more vital to ensure the continuation of our work.  When our Take A Minute Appeal was launched last year it was with the hope that we could raise an additional £35,000 to boost our funds.  Several months later, with the arrival of this new worldwide challenge, our appeal has taken on a completely new sense of urgency.

1 in 10 young people have a mental health problem.

Roughly three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health condition. 

80,000 children and young people suffer from depression

1 in 12 young people self-harm

3 in 4 children with a diagnosable mental health condition do not get access to the support they need

A recent study showed that more than 80% of children and young people with a history of mental ill health have found their conditions have worsened since the coronavirus crisis began in the UK.

This will be a very difficult time for many and especially for those children and young people who may already be facing challenging family situations, anxiety or abuse. The effects of being thrown together for prolonged periods in social isolation without the welcome distraction of school routines, regular meals and the companionship of peers will mean that many children will struggle, and their emotional health and wellbeing will suffer.

Even a small donation will go a long way in helping us continue our vital work and every pound donated really will make a BIG DIFFERENCE.

Thank You


raised towards 35,000.00 target


How you can support us

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Team Hans

2020 Virtual Fun Walk

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Jul 09, 2020

Maurice Armstrong

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Jul 05, 2020


Knights would have been doing a Fund Raising Walk in May but that was not possible, so George Johnson organised a Quiz, and I am just getting round to making a contribution for taking part

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 01, 2020



Jun 28, 2020

Mark and Maria Hayfron-Benjamin

Thanks to Cara Tullett for all your support with James.

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Jun 18, 2020


(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 14, 2020


(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jun 01, 2020


Well done Marie on completing the 10 x 10 challenge for such a very worthy cause.


May 28, 2020

Paul Mear

This donation is on behalf of the Chelmsford Mid-Essex Catenian Circle President's charity

(plus 18.75 giftaid)

May 27, 2020

Lorna Warren

In memory of Kath Geeson.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 25, 2020

Colette Black

(plus 50.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 22,537.59

Direct donations


Raised offline 15,136.00

Fundraising pages


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