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31 Day Art Challenge raises over £1000 for local mental health charity


Ellis Jurado, 12, lives in Redhill and supports Mind in Croydon each year with fundraising events.  This year he set himself an Art Challenge to produce 31 drawings in 31 days in October and raised a whopping £1,250 online – 125% of his original target.

Ellis’ Mum, Lucie, said “We knew that World Mental Health Awareness Day was 10th October, so decided it was the perfect month for him to complete his “Inktober” challenge. We set up an online fundraising page and hoped to raise £500 for Mind. Within the first 8 days Ellis had already hit £500. So we increased the target to £1,000 and by 31st October and 31 fabulous drawings later he managed to raise a whopping £1,250!”

This fantastic fundraising effort will go towards supporting the services that Mind in Croydon currently provides to people and families in Croydon, including social groups and activities, many of which have moved online during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Philippa Thompson, Chief Executive at Mind in Croydon, said “We are all so impressed and delighted with what Ellis has done to raise money to support people with mental health issues in Croydon; good mental health often starts with kindness and hope, and that’s what Ellis has given to all of us.”

Posted on: 2nd December 2020

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