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Mental Health Charity, Cintre, Celebrates 40 Years This Year

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Cintre, the local Bristol charity supporting vulnerable adults to live fulfilled lives, celebrates 40 years this July.

To celebrate its 40th year, Cintre is running 40 events and fundraising to hit a target of £40,000. 

Funds raised during this special year will go towards development of a cookery skills programme and specially created kitchen, where individuals will learn fundamental life skills in relation to cookery, healthy eating, and food budgeting, to enable them to life independently.

As well as establishing a cookery course and dedicated kitchen this year, Cintre is also further developing its unique outdoor classroom and sensory garden started in 2019.

The garden provides a unique outdoor learning and development space to help vulnerable adults develop their independence in a natural environment. 

The Bristol-based charity works across Bristol, Bath, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, working with people with complex mental health issues to enable them to live happy and fulfilled lives.

Around 60 adults currently use the charity’s services, ranging from people living in Cintre’s residential care, to those taking part in social activities aimed at combatting social isolation and enriching lives. Staff and volunteers also work on a one-to-one basis with adults to help them develop more independence in their daily lives.

Cintre’s Chief Executive Officer, Claire Mould, explains: ‘Cintre enables independence by helping vulnerable people live their lives to the fullest, for some this may be living in our residential care facilities, for others there may be more of a focus on community support. We are unique in that we tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs and work with them at all stages of their journey.’

Fundraising is already underway with #teamcintre running the Weston Super Mare Half Marathon on 29th March (donate here), and the Three Peaks challenge in September 2020.

Collaborations with local businesses are also welcomed and the charity will be running a workshop in the summer to discuss how companies can better integrate vulnerable adults into their workforce.

If you would like to volunteer, fundraise, or if your company would like to get involved in corporate sponsorship or corporate volunteering, please contact fundraising manager, Dean Paget, on dean.paget@cintre.org or 0117 923 7129.

  • £30,000 will fund Cintre’s new kitchen and this year’s cookery programme
  • £1,000 will fund the necessary resources to ensure the required upkeep of our outdoor learning and development space for 12 months. 
  • £50 will provide art materials for one month for Cintre’s weekly arts workshops

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