Port Isaac Gig Festival

On Sunday 24th June, St.Isaac Rowing Club are running a novice Gig Rowing event in aid of Invictus…..please come along on what is predicted to be a glorious day and support them and us or better still get 3 friends and give it a try !!

Wadebridge School

Many thanks to the Prefect Team at Wadebridge School for organising a Golf day at The Point on the 21st April in aid of Invictus. It was a lovely sunny day and there was a vigorous competition and a short speech by Sharon thanking the team.

At the invitation of Tina Yardley, Sharon also attended the Leavers Ceremony in June and we were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £1000.

Thank you to all involved.

Lavethan String Quartets

A huge thank you to Fundraising for Cornwall for putting on a  fabulous garden party at Lavethan in Blisland near Bodmin and for raising over £2,100 for Invictus.

The afternoon featured two incredible string quartets, The Fengari and The Portorious Quartets,  made up of young students from the Royal Academy and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The standard was of the highest quality and we were treated to Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn and a wonderful English/Irish piece from Ernest Moeran.

To finish off we enjoyed the glorious weather and a delicious cream tea in the gardens of Lavethan. Thank you so much to Krysia Osostowicz for making her house and gardens available and to the committee of Fundraising for Cornwall for putting on such a wonderful event.

Cornwall FA Charity Cup Final

Thank you so much to the Cornwall FA for staging their Charity Cup this year in aid of Invictus.

The  Charity Cup Final went very well with a  thumping 5-0 win for Mousehole against Falmouth.

The cheque presentation was for a wonderful total of £1,450.65 from the Chairman of Cornwall FA Geoff Lee and the President Bryan Conyon.  In addition a bucket collection by Claire Summers-Evans from the spectators raised an additional £113.68.  Since the Charity Cup Final during the U18’s Rathbone Cup an additional £51.50 was donated by the match officials so in total Cornwall FA have raised £1,615.83.

Thank you so much for raising money and awareness of mental health amongst sportsmen too.

Amber’s TEDx talk

Click here to see Amber’s amazing speech at TedxCambridgeUniversity…..this is how she was introduced…..

It is crucial that we re-brand mental health awareness & services for young people.

Amber Cowburn is a Cambridge graduate, unwavering mental health advocate and Founding Trustee of The Invictus Trust: a charity which aims to raise awareness and support teenagers in Cornwall who are suffering from poor mental health. She has led a national mental health policy campaign at YoungMinds, and was named Young Citizen of the Year by Rotary UK.

Amber is a Cambridge graduate, unwavering mental health advocate and Founding Trustee of The Invictus Trust: a charity which aims to raise awareness and support teenagers in Cornwall who are suffering from poor mental health. She has led a national mental health policy campaign at YoungMinds, and was named Young Citizen of the Year by Rotary UK. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

MHFA Courses 2018

We are now taking bookings…..please email us at invictustrust@hotmail.co.uk

 

The Big Half – Simon Charles

Many congratulations to Simon Charles who battled the weather and travelled up from Cheddar for the Big Half Marathon yesterday in London, great photos and thank you so much for supporting Invictus.

             

The Big Half – David Smith

Many congratulations to David Smith for completing the Big Half Marathon in London this morning despite all the weather disruption and uncertainty.

As a frequent visitor to Cornwall, David is raising awareness for the #FINDFINN campaign and The Invictus Trust.

We are so grateful, thank you so much and have a well earned rest!

Pendennis Shipyards

Many thanks to Ali and Christine and the whole fund raising committee at Pendennis who raised an amazing £2,345 for Invictus throughout the year including a brilliant family day.

Steve was delighted to be given a tour of the yard and receive a large cheque !

Thank you

Sharon speaks at Kids in Crisis

Late last year Sharon spoke at the Kids in Crisis conference and we have a video of her, which provides a really good summary of what Invictus is and what we do…….Sharon speaking about Invictus    password is   ben