Friends of SAGE

Your membership will help us to continue to promote the mental and physical well-being of adults experiencing mental health problems via the provision of creative therapeutic activities
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Friends of SAGE

Your membership will help us to continue to promote the mental and physical well-being of adults experiencing mental health problems via the provision of creative therapeutic activities

Your membership will help us:

  • Continue to run our current projects
  • Support staff and volunteers
  • Cover core operating activities & costs
  • Generate other income and support fundraising activities
  • Develop new projects

Our current projects include:

 SAGE Greenfingers

A long-established horticulture therapy project with strong environmental principles that is more than just gardening, which brings outdoor benefits to everyone who attends a a chance to learn new skills and increase your gardening knowledge.

“Being busy allows me to forget some of my personal problems and makes me feel better about myself”

Quote from a recent participant

 SAGE Singing Through the Seasons

A project that gives women a safe space to meet and sing, no matter their skills level

All our projects also provide:

  • Improvements in mental health
  • The opportunity to meet people and make new friends
  • Support from understanding staff and volunteers (many with lived experience of mental health issues)
  • Year-round activities such as art & crafts

Routes to membership:

Volunteering with us

  • For anyone volunteering their time at SAGE in any role
  • There is no minimum amount of time required just that you have been active in the last 12 months.

Supporting us

  • For anyone donating money or resources to SAGE
  • There is no minimum donation, you can support us with any amount you can.
  • Regular amounts each month make it easier for us to forecast but one-off donations are great as well.
  • You can allocate your donations to a specific project or let us use them where the need is greatest.

As a member you will receive:

 Regular communications showing what we do and the difference we are making

  • Early access to all our events
  • Guided tour of the site and/or attendance at a concert
  • And our thanks

What does my money support?

 Like many charities we do not receive any Government funding for the services we offer.  We are supported by a variety of funders and trusts.

68% of donations go directly towards project costs with the remaining covering charity operating costs.

Your one off or monthly donations are critical to enabling us to continue in the future.

  • £5 Buy seeds and bulbs for the gardening group
  • £10 Cover the cost of an allotment for two weeks
  • £20 Hire a room for an hour for the singing group
  • £50 Cover costs of someone attending a Greenfingers session
  • £100 Cover project worker costs for three weeks

We can also claim Gift Aid if you are a UK Tax payer which gives us an extra 20% for no extra cost to yourself.

PLEASE ignore the application form om the button below - we are trying to remove it but are failing in our efforts so far...

How do I join?

Anyone donating or actively volunteering will automatically become a member for 12 months.
If you would like to join Friends of SAGE please either make a donation via the link at the top of this page or complete the form below...
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who currently funds us

Like many charities we do not receive any Government funding for the services we offer. We apply for  money for specific projects from Funders and Grant making organisations and trusts.  We are also supported by some great local organisations. Here are a selection...
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