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  • An interview with Bennett Carr….

      Written by Sarah El-Tonsy, following an interview with Bennett Carr   Bennet Carr, headmaster of King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, has had a significant career, leading him to touch the lives of many of his students – one being Joseph Harris. Whilst his connection to the charity had been established from knowing Joseph…

  • April FOCUS…

      Focus NewsletterApril 2024   Welcome to the April edition of FOCUS and details of Beder charity, whom we have supported for the first time with a grant towards Therapy Vouchers. Beder was set up in January 2020 to increase awareness around mental health and suicide prevention. Sophia Chowdry writes about suicide prevention in our…

  • March FOCUS…

      Focus NewsletterMarch 2024   Welcome to the March edition of FOCUS and our charity, Off the Fence, which we have recently supported with £5000 to cover two projects, Antifreeze and Gateway. You can read a report on how our grant has impacted these projects, as well as their latest impact report, marking 25 years as…

  • February FOCUS…

      Focus NewsletterFebruary 2024   Welcome to the February edition of FOCUS, which includes two contributions from our Interns – an interview with Bennet Carr by Sarah El-Tonsy and a mental health feature on eating disorders by Sophia Chowdry. Our charity for this month is tastelife, which helps people break free of eating disorders by…

  • FOCUS on Fundraising: Much Ado About Nothing – Not the Stratford Half Marathon/Marathon

     Saturday December 7th 2024 A new exciting event, an opportunity to get involved, have fun and fundraise! A truly all-inclusive event, the day will incorporate a choice of original challenges in and around Shakespeare’s Hometown Stratford-on-Avon, including creativity, fundraising, athleticism and most importantly fun! For those who dare, the option of a unique full marathon distance course will be available. This…

  • FOCUS on Fundraising: Kew Gardens Half Marathon

    Sunday March 31st 2024 Another exciting run to fundraise for the trust! Em Cockshutt and Dan Barnes took part in the Half Marathon, fundraising for the Trust. “We both met Joe through Warwick University Lacrosse (Lax) and he was a great runner/sportsperson, often running half-marathons and triathlons on top of playing lax, smashing his degree and…

  • FOCUS on Fundraisng: University of Warwick Lax Ball

    Thanks to President, Lucy Fothergill and Charity Manager, Daisy Barrow for organising what looked like a very successful evening at the Stratford Park Hotel. As well as the Lax Ball and a Raffle, the UofW supported our Beer, Harris & Freud event last November and ran a pizza and quiz evening raising £100’s with these…

  • FOCUS on Charity: Beder

    From our FOCUS April Beder is another charity that Beer-Harris Memorial Trust has donated money to. Beder works to really encourage people to open up about their mental health. Here are a few words from the charity: “Beder was set up in order to reduce the number of people suffering in silence and feeling that…

  • FOCUS on Charity: Off the Fence

    From our FOCUS March Beer Harris Memorial Trust has donated money to the amazing charity, Off the Fence. So here’s a sneak peak into the two programmes that have started to be funded from this money: The Antifreeze Homeless Project“Brighton and Hove has seen a 155% increase between January and September 2023 (Brighton & Hove…

  • FOCUS on Charity: Taste Life

    A report by CEO, Di Archer From FOCUS February ‘I am whole and live with a new sense of identity and purpose’ “So said one of our recovery course participants. After years of struggling with a life-stealing eating disorder, through our course she finally found the tools she needed to walk out of it and…