Perthshire Advertiser

Raffle’s £2k for mental health

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Martin Patrick and Lorraine Ness

A Carse of Gowrie charity Christmas raffle has raised £2000 for one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities.

The virtual prize draw took place on Tuesday and sees members of the Kinnaird community donate the funds to Penumbra.

Penumbra provides mental health support to around 1800 adults and young people across Scotland each week.

Its services include suicide prevention, self-harm and crisis support, 121 key working and group work, and supported living.

About 20 per cent of Penumbra’s colleagues are employed in peer roles.

This means their peer worker colleagues use their own lived experience of mental ill health and recovery to support people who access the services.

Raffle organiser Becky Gunn said:“The online Carse of Gowrie Christmas raffle has far exceeded our expectatio­ns.

“Grateful thanks go to Guardswell Farm for making this event possible by putting it on its website, and to Olly Bobbins, Inchture for helping to sell tickets.

“Also, our heartfelt appreciati­on extends to the kindness and generosity of all the local businesses and individual­s who contribute­d to the 36 amazing prizes. These included a flight experience for two, rounds of golf, shopping vouchers, luncheon vouchers and Christmas hampers amongst others.

“The event was put on in memory of special friends who lost their lives.’’

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