Fundraising walk in aid of Corby crisis centre

Operational manager of Safe Haven Janice Crane and  chairman Chris McCullough Young
Operational manager of Safe Haven Janice Crane and chairman Chris McCullough Young
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People are invited to take part in a sponsored walk to raise funds for a Corby centre for people in crisis under threat due to cash cuts.

The event is being held at the boating lake in Cottingham Road on Saturday (February 15), starting at 10am.

It costs £5 to take part and all proceeds will go towards keeping the centre in Dorking Walk open.

The future of Safe Haven, which has provided a confidential support and counselling service for almost 15 years, is under threat following the loss of £104,000 from NHS mental health services. The funding will be withdrawn from March 31.

It is hoped the team of two full-time and three part-time workers will be able to continue providing help after March, until alternative funding can be found.

Chris McCullough Young, 48, of Corby, who began walking round the coastline of Britain in 2011 to highlight mental health issues, has taken a three-month break from his Walk a Mile in my Shoes campaign to help spearhead the campaign to save Safe Haven.

He said: “If everyone in Corby gives just £2 we could raise enough to keep the centre open for a year. We’re hoping to get the whole town involved in this campaign and I hope as many people as possible will turn up for the sponsored walk at the boating lake on Saturday.”

To join the Save Safe Haven campaign and find out more about the services provided by the centre please telephone 07729 945056.