Cake Sale at the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Renal Unit is the first stop on staff member’s fundraising journey for mental health

Last week, the Renal Unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital held a cake sale to raise money for The Wave Project; a surf therapy program based in Newquay, which works to make a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people across the South West.
Julie Shepstone, Staff Nurse on the Renal Unit, was the main organiser behind the sale, which raised over £600.00 for the project.

“The cake sale was a great success”, enthuses Julie. “Patients and staff members from all over the hospital came along to buy our delicious cakes, and the support and generosity of everyone involved was just tremendous!”

In September, Julie and her daughter Jade will be planning a sponsored cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End in order to raise further funds for the project and for her the cake sale was a great opportunity to promote this among friends and colleagues.

“This has been an ambition of mine for some years”, Julie explains. “Jade, who’s 17, is also a keen cyclist and wanted to do this challenge with me. Having planned our route we decided on the Wave project as our chosen charity. Living in Newquay, all my family love the sea, surfing and bodyboarding, and we know how good it feels to be in the sea and the benefits it can bring.”

“As a teenager herself Jade especially wanted the Wave Project to benefit from the money we raise” Julie continues. “We’re both concerned that the issues surrounding the mental health and wellbeing of young people seem to have gotten worse over recent years and that awareness needs to be highlighted. Hopefully our cake sale and sponsored cycle will help with this intention. Every penny raised will make a huge difference to the lives of the young people that live with mental health issues every day.”

If you would like to make a donation to support Julie’s sponsored cycle you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julie-jade-cycling-britain.

Added on September 4, 2019, in News - Fundraising