South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is inviting people to this year’s annual members meeting on Wednesday 9th September where the Trust will host a world record attempt.
The event will begin with a summer themed fete from 2pm, followed by the annual members meeting starting at 4pm at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP. The meeting is an opportunity for people to find out more about the Trust and hear a review of the past year including the Trust’s financial performance, and to learn more about Foundation Trusts, including how to get involved as a member. Nearly 14,000 local people are already members of the Trust.
The theme of this year’s event focuses on the great outdoors. There will be a range of activities taking place including cook and eat demonstrations, a penalty shoot-out competition, tombola, a vintage pop-up charity shop and horticultural demonstrations.
The event will also see Pauline Quinnin – who has been supported by Creative Minds try to beat a Guinness World Book record of painting more than 100 oil paintings in 12 hours – whilst fundraising. Pauline hopes to raise enough money to send four year old Lilly Hearson who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia to Disneyland Paris.
Pauline, who lives in Wakefield, said: “I love painting – it is something I really enjoy. When I found out that my friends daughter – Lilly, who has been diagnosed with cancer, wanted to visit Disneyland Paris – I wanted to help. I couldn’t think of a better way of raising money than doing what I love whilst having a go at breaking a world record.
“I also want to raise awareness of the Trust’s Creative Minds initiative. They have introduced me to a number of groups and exhibitions to help me develop and showcase my work. Creative Minds helps to raise awareness of mental health and can often highlight people’s hidden talents. The service has always stood by me, believed in me and gave me the confidence to carry on – their work has been fantastic.”
Phil Walters, lead for Creative Minds at the Trust said: “I am pleased that we are able to host Pauline’s world record attempt which is raising money for such a good cause.
“Creative Minds is a unique approach compared to traditional methods. It has helped more than 4,000 people through a range of activities such as arts, sports and recreational activities promoting recovery through empowerment. The benefits have been immense and more people are now using our services.”
To find out how you can donate contact Pauline Quinnin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome to attend but places are limited so please reserve your seat by calling the Trust booking line on 01924 327567, emailing email@example.com or by visiting swyt.co/membersmeeting