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BRaG Residents Association

BRaG Charities

Every year the BRaG residents are asked to nominate and then select charities for BRaG to support annually. At the end of the year BRaG will donate all of its fundraising profit to these charities. Every year we will support two charities and St Lukes Church, this means that we will donate 1/3 of our income to each charity. A small amount of money (fighting fund) is retained every year to enable us to commit to events for the following year.

Welcome to Mind in Kingston

We are Mind in Kingston. We are here to ensure that everyone with a mental health issue in and around the borough of Kingston Upon Thames get the support they need.

We are an independent registered charity affiliated to National Mind and part of the Mind federated network. Operational since 1972, we provide a range of services to local people that experience mental health issues in and around the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. 

Our Services

We provide a range of services designed to support people with mental health issues in our local community to maintain and improve their mental wellbeing, increase their self-esteem and self-confidence, make meaningfull connections with others  and be able to live independently in their local community.

2019 Charity list (as voted by BRaG residents)

Momentum Childrens Charity

Mind in Kingston

St Lukes Parish Church Kingston

 

Working locally in South West London, Surrey and Sussex, we support families whose children have cancer or a life-challenging condition.

Our vision is to help more children and their families by extending our range of services and the areas where we work. Ultimately, we believe no family with a seriously-ill child should have to cope alone and so we are seeking to expand in the following ways:

  1. Help more children and their families
  • Build our  support team to meet increasing demands for family care.
  • Ensure that all families who live in our current hospital catchment areas (Kingston, Epsom, St Peter’s, St George's and East Surrey) have access to our existing services.
  • Roll out a comprehensive programme of hospital improvements in Kingston, Epsom, St Peter’s, East Surrey and Croydon Hospitals.
  1. Develop new family support services
  • Improve experiences for children with cancer or life-challenging conditions, and their families, through the development of new services.
  • Test new ideas by getting input from our families, and launch several new family support initiatives.
  1. Explore new geographical areas for expansion
  • Extend Momentum Children's Charity services to other areas.
  • Build on our model of hospital-linked family support to reach more families and improve more hospital environments.
  1. Raise awareness locally
  • Build our visibility and presence in the local community and extend our supporter base.
  • Actively promote volunteering opportunities to help improve awareness about Momentum in the areas we work.
  • Continue to support our many fundraisers.

In order to achieve this vision, we need to raise funds. We rely almost 100% on individual donations, and are very grateful to the many fantastic fundraisers who have supported our work so far and who continue to raise money. There are lots of ways you can get involved and help us to make a real difference to local families.