Henley Festival 2019 Charities
We were delighted to be supporting the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and The Teenage Wilderness Trust for 2018 and 2019.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression. In aid of educating young people on the importance of staying mentally well, Charlie’s family set up the Charlie Waller Trust. The Trust aims to help people recognise the signs of depression, equip young people to look after their mental well-being and ensure expert help is available when needed.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust envisions a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain well-being, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it. The support of Henley Festival will help to make this vision a reality.
The Teenage Wilderness Trust was founded by Matt Bailey in 2011 to support students who find it difficult to engage with mainstream education.
Often these students are unable to cope emotionally and physically with conventional education or authority due to their personal lives and social development. Many have experienced verbal and physical abuse, or neglect. Having never received the care and attention that children are entitled to, many of the students feel let down, angry and confused. The Trust’s aim is to calm students, allow them to regain their self-esteem and then reignite the desire to learn.
The Teenage Wilderness trust work alongside Path Hill Outdoors, a ‘not for profit’ company offering innovative educational and therapeutic programmes. Together they aim to step in before alcohol, drugs and crime become an acceptable part of these students lives. The Teenage Wilderness Trust offers re-engagement courses using bush craft and wilderness learning techniques, along with practical life skills to encourage students to get back to their learning. Their goal is for students to develop self-respect, respect for others and a desire to learn new and exciting skills designed to give them a better chance at a positive future.
As a not-for-profit organisation we strive each year to put on a great festival so that we can continue to support a variety of charities.