Unfortunately, the successful neurodiverse partnership we have enjoyed over the last 3 years with Impetus (now Together Co) then latterly Assert, has not been refunded by Brighton & Hove Council. This is a tremendous blow, we gained £2000 per year from the partnership and all the benefits of support from another organisation. As you know, we function on very little funding as we are a group of volunteers, but room hire, the facilitated group discussion, the SMS text reminder service are the absolute basics and we need to fund these plus pay our insurance and run our website etc. Last year we made a film but those things become more difficult when we are simply trying to keep our sessions running.
But please don’t worry, we will keep running by hook or by crook! The whole team at ADHD Aware are rallying round and Assert are super helpful. TDC are also supporting us and indeed recently awarded us a Community Champions award which raised our spirits very much!
The ADHD Aware Committee are all helping in different ways, Assert are writing more partnership bids and treasurer Katie and I are applying for funding wherever we can.
The way you can help is to sponsor and promote Cal Chester who is kindly running the marathon for us again this year. Please watch out on facebook, instagram and our email messaging because Jack, our founder, is helping out by organising the promotion of Cal’s run.
We will keep you posted. Sorry this is not better news. But we will win through in the end, so this March, keep a Spring in your step…
Linda (Chair, ADHD Aware)