To support the good cause and to help champion good mental health for all, we joined in the ‘Tea & Talk’ approach. We put the kettle on at our Accrington and Leyland offices and invited our local colleagues to our lunchtime bake sale. All of our staff dressed in the purple colour scheme of the charity to further promote awareness and purple light bathed our cake room (the board room!) throughout the event.

It turns out that our staff are not only well equipped providing professional advocacy services, but we are also dab hands in the kitchen. Our array of sweet treats rivalled the best the British Bake Off and the fruits of our labour raised over £95.

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Come back regularly to the news page to keep up-to-date with Advocacy Focus’s fundraising activities, the next planned for Sunday 30th October when we will trek up Pendle Hill. Feel free to sponsor your support team via the Advocacy Focus local giving site at: