When we couldn’t decide between three fantastic charities, we decided to put the vote to the public: Who should be our Christmas charity this December 2019?
It was close, but OTR Bristol took the win!
The CookiesHQ team will be busy over December raising money for this fantastic charity that provides mental health support and info to young people aged 11-25 across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. We even have a prize for the team member who manages to raise the most (nothing like a bit of healthy office competition during the Christmas festivities…).
“We’re absolutely delighted to be selected as CookiesHQ’s charity of the month for December! Thank you to the team for recognising OTR’s work – mental health is a really important conversation, particularly around this time of year, and so the funds raised from this campaign will help us to continue supporting young people across Bristol and South Glos. You rock, CookiesHQ!”
Liam, Marketing, Communications and Digital Manager / OTR Bristol
“OTR’s services are free, confidential, self-referral and provide a variety of support projects to combat mental and emotional health needs such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, OCD, abuse, eating disorders, family breakdown and substance abuse.
OTR works in schools, colleges and youth clubs to promote good mental health and provide tips and tricks to look after your wellbeing. One of OTR’s projects is The Resilience Lab, a stress-busting group workshop which shares guidance on how to deal with life’s ups and downs. OTR also provides specialist support for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ and young people experiencing bullying, self-harm or wanting to campaign against mental health stigma.”
CookiesHQ will be matching whatever the team raises, making this a great opportunity for a Bristol business to support a local charity. We will also be donating £3 per nomination made to our Tech4Good competition, so if you have not applied or nominated someone, head to our entry page here.
If you would like to challenge the team to a particular activity in exchange for a donation, you can message us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin. If you would just like to make a donation without challenging us (it’s Christmas after all) you can follow the link here and see our progress.