The Cellar Trust COVID-19 appeal

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to services across the world, including at The Cellar Trust. We transitioned to working digitally from home at the start of lockdown so we could continue providing our vital services, contacting our clients regularly to offer help and support. However, the pandemic has meant our already busy crisis service is more in demand than ever, so we need to raise £50k to be able to hire two extra Peer Support Workers to join our Haven team…

The COVID-19 pandemic has also brought an increase in demand for our services. Our Haven Crisis Support service had its highest ever number of support sessions in April as lockdown was announced in the UK. Our courses during Mental Health Awareness Week, facilitated by our Pathways to Employment team, were extremely popular and our online peer support groups are ensuring that are clients are getting the care they need.

However, as seen across the UK charity sector, our community fundraising has taken a huge hit due to social distancing and lockdown restriction. We face a funding gap of £50,000 between April and December 2020. Without this, the amount of support we can give and the number of people we can help will be limited and so we need your support to fill this funding gap.

If you can, please donate to our COVID-19 Appeal and help us raise the much-needed funds for The Cellar Trust.


Want to do more? Check out our Support Us pages to find out how you can fundraise for the appeal or become a Friend of The Cellar Trust, or email for more information

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Join us for a flower arranging class this October and raise money for The Cellar Trust’s COVID-19 Appeal

As part of the COVID-19 Appeal, we’re running three flower arranging classes on Saturday 17th October. Learn how to create a beautiful arrangement of autumn-themed flowers with your friends or family at The Cellar Trust café. Tickets are £20 per person, with a minimum of 2 people per order. All equipment to make your table centre is included in the cost of the tickets. Tea, coffee and a small selection of cakes will available to buy on the day.

Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite at 9am on Friday 11th September. Watch this space!

Join the 5K a Day Challenge and raise money for The Cellar Trust’s COVID-19 Appeal

As part of the COVID-19 Appeal, we are challenging you to run, jog or walk 5K a Day in September and fundraise sponsorship for The Cellar Trust. Join solo, as a pair, or with your running club! We  can’t wait to see your updates!

Join the challenge now by setting up your online fundraising page through Virgin Money Giving. Go to the campaign’s webpage and click “Start Fundraising”, search for 5K a Day and set up your personalised fundraising page. This will link any money you raise to the COVID-19 Appeal and will appear in the appeal’s total.