This December, Hamilton House Wellbeing in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness and Carers Support Centre has launched the ‘Gift a Massage’ campaign to bring free massage treatments to up to 80 carers in Bristol.
Chronically over-worked and under-acknowledged, Carers UK estimates 1 in 8 adults (around 6.5million people) offer long-term unpaid support to a loved one or friend. While this saves the economy £132 billion per year, a significant proportion of carers suffer mental and physical ill health as a direct consequence of the stress and physical demands of their caring role.
How you can help…
This Christmas and New Year we are inviting you to do something special and contribute whatever you like towards a much needed massage for a carer. Massage can bring greater ease to tired muscles and calm the mind but most importantly, going for a treatment provides an opportunity for carers to take time out from their potentially stressful daily schedules and do something for themselves.
• Every £20 raised funds a 30min treatment
• Every £40 raised funds a full hour treatment
• Reaching our £1600 target will fund 40-80 carers to receive a treatment
Gifts can be made via the just-giving page or the Hamilton House shop and as a thank you for your donation you’ll get a complimentary Christmas card designed by resident Hamilton House artist Patrick Atkins.
This campaign runs from 1st December 2017 until 31st January 2018. Treat someone who needs it this Winter!