Sharnbrook Garden Party aims to raise mental health awareness

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Sharnbrook Hotel Car Show
Organisers of the Sharnbrook Garden Party & Music Festival hope it will become a regular event and as popular as their annual car shows

In what’s hoped will become an annual event, the Sharnbrook Garden Party & Music Festival this weekend has been organised to highlight and support local mental health services in Bedford Borough.

Former England cricketer Monty Panesar, Professional Darts Player James Richardson and 2018 European Snooker Champion Harvey Chandler will be attending to show their support for local charities dedicated to mental health.

The Sharnbrook Hotel has joined forces with the Chris Frankish Trust to raise money for several Bedfordshire Mental Health Charities and awareness of their work, as well as support available through Bedford Mental Health services, including:

  • Bedford Open Door is a charity providing free and confidential counselling to young people by a team of experienced counsellors.
  • Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service helps Bedfordians who experience depression, anxiety, sadness, extreme shyness, obsessive behaviour, phobias, or relationship difficulties.
  • Path to Recovery is a one stop service providing advice, treatment and support to adults 18 whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol use.
  • JustUs Bedford Homelessness advocacy and support offers bespoke training around homelessness law, data protection and good practice when working with people who are homeless.

The garden party will include a Zen Healing & Relaxation Zone with over a dozen various alternative therapies available.

Live Music from 3pm until 11pm will from a variety of artists will finish off with a fantastic fireworks display.

Children can also let off some with bouncy castles and a kids’ disco, as well as face painting, glitter tattoos, Power Rangers and Princess meet & greet.

Tickets available at Eventbrite

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