Craft for a cause: host a Crafternoon and fundraise for mental health support
Want to give back this Christmas? Join thousands of people across the country and host a Crafternoon in aid of Mind, the mental health charity.
This Christmas, you could deck the halls with store-brought decorations, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, why not host a Christmas Crafternoon – a crafty fundraiser in aid of the mental health charity Mind. You’ll transform your home into a winter wonderland with gorgeous handmade cards and decorations, spend time with loved ones and raise vital funds in support of mental health, all at the same time. It’s a win-win!
It couldn’t be easier to throw a Crafternoon. Simply invite your nearest and dearest for a relaxing day of crafting on Saturday 5 December – you can host in person or online, whichever you prefer. And if that date doesn’t suit you, just pick another one that does.
How to host a Crafternoon
1. Sign up for a Crafternoon kit at mind.org.uk/Crafternoon. The kit includes crafty templates, recipes and all the practical support you’ll need to host the event.
2. Choose your activity. Mind has lots of online templates to inspire you, from homemade Christmas cards and colourful crackers to pretty paper wreaths.
3.Invite your guests – the more the merrier!
4. Clear your table, or set up your laptop, if you’re hosting the event online. Then just get ready for a relaxing afternoon with friends and family.
Mind will provide all the tips and practical support you need to make it an event worth donating to. The charity has plenty of inspirational crafting templates, as well as tasty recipes that will keep your guests sweet. And whether you decide to make cards, a sparkly tree topper or colourful garlands, Mind’s Crafternoon is sure to get you in the festive spirit!
Most importantly though, you’ll be helping to raise vital funds for Mind. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, and the festive holidays can be especially challenging. No one should have to go through a mental health problem alone and your support could help make all the difference.