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Raising Awareness & Providing Support for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges

Raising Awareness & Providing Support for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges

Raising Awareness & Providing Support for Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges

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Our aims are to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and mental health problems in young adults, to provide support services in the community, and to work alongside other charitable organisations who have the same objectives. Scroll down to find out more about our services, our fundraising, and the projects we are involved in.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Family Mental Health Support Banner
Surrey Suicide Bereavement Support Service logo

Our services provide practical and accessible help for people in need, from drop-in coffee mornings to a full support service for families bereaved by suicide…

WHO WE WORK WITH

SAMARITANS

Cruse

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Golf Day Banner
Annual Charity Ball Banner

Family fun days, Music gigs, Community events, Fishing competitions, Golf tournaments, Gala balls, Social media campaigns, Prize auctions – We are always busy organising, or taking part in, fundraising events to support the work we do…

MAKE A DIFFERENCE, HELP US RAISE AWARENESS AND PROVIDE SUPPORT

PROJECTS TO RAISE AWARENESS

Lucy - Breaking the Silence film poster
Can Anyone Hear Me logo
Jenny Rayner raising awareness of mental health issues

Our projects help to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and mental health challenges in young adults, and help change in the way mental health is perceived by society…

LATEST NEWS

We are delighted to announce that our very own Jenny Rayner has won the Mayor’s Volunteer Award 2019 (Individual Trustee Award).

The Mayor’s theme this year is ‘Working together for our great community’ and the judging panel are delighted to be able to recognise the work of our local volunteers, and the voluntary services.

Well done Jenny Rayner and everyone at The Lucy Rayner Foundation for all the hard work you do for the community. See more about this on Facebook.

See what we’ve been up to on FACEBOOK

The Lucy Rayner “Secret Garden Gala Dinner 2019”

On Saturday night our special guests stepped through the keyhole, kindly gifted by Harris Carpentry Limited Harris Carpentry Limited (Epsom) into our secret garden; a magical land filled with soft and bouncy grass gifted by Perfectly Green Artificial Grass and hanging ivy. After being greeted by Alice and the Mad Hatter (from Acting Moon Events) who were ready for a picture pose, the Cheshire Cat was on hand to impress with his perfectly formed splits and acrobats whilst guests sipped their welcome bubbles sponsored by Insurancewith

The main room was transformed into an enchanted garden thanks to @reveriesevents filled with the perfect finishing touches of blossom trees, drapes and mystical colours to cast tree-like shadows on the walls.

The large hanging signage with secret gates that were gifted by Raccoon set the perfect scene for our exclusive party among the whimsical woodland.

Framing the blossom tree adorned stage were the hidden gardens and what lay inside was every golf lover and sweet tooth’s dream. A crazy golf course Crazygolf4u to the left and a candy floss machine @petworthdisco to the right kept everyone happy, with them snapping the moment in the fantastic magic mirror afterwards to keep the memory alive Animation Events Ltd

As over 400 guests settled down for their meal our very own local Maggie Cooper set the tone for the evening and filled the air with a variety of classical songs.

Each unique table was set with its very own personalised design created by the talented Flowers by Liz the tree logs gifted by Jake Shepard Arboricultural Services. China pots, flowers, moss and conkers hidden beneath the tea lights gave a realistic and authentic feel.

We welcomed our guests with a secret garden brochure on their place holders, designed by Lorraine Porter from Advance online along with a little gift from us; a silver pin to launch our new refreshed logo gifted by ML Badges & More Ltd

Our acts were in full swing as dinner was served before the clock struck 9pm and our guest speaker Josh Connolly was invited onto the stage. He Spoke from the heart and captivated the entire room with not a sound to be heard - we thank you Josh for delivering your touching story.

Following on from Josh’s emotional speech the great Terry Simms conducted the start of our live auction, raising some fantastic funds for the charity.

With everyone well and truly warmed up DJ Danny (DJ2k) finished the evening with his dance sets. Without fail he started the party with Lucy’s tune (Show me love) blaring through the sound system, with not many able to stay seated! The evening continued with great tunes and not a clear space on the floor to been seen.

Thank you to our main evening sponsors, Reveries Weddings APAC and Maple Parking - without you, Saturday wouldn’t have been possible. We look forward to partnering again in future events.

Photo credits Rejuventing With Joy

Thank you to our dedicated LRF team and the evening volunteers, who worked tirelessly on the night.

And lastly...THANK YOU to everyone who attended! Your continued support of our charity, the kind words, the generous donations we received is beyond amazing.

All in all a fantastic evening and a brillant day to remember Lucy on her 30th birthday.

See you next year - 10th October has been provisionally booked.
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It was an amazing evening ... well done everyone and Thankyou xx

Well the official LRF Gala Dinner is over and now we have one final party to shut down the birthday celebrations! The Dance Off Depression on 24th October! With the very best DJ in the world Richy Ahmed wAFF Mark Jenkyns Ellie Cocks
Tickets can be purchased from www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lrf-charity-presents-dance-off-depression-in-celebration-of-lucy-rayner-ti...
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Looks amazing

The ball was magnificent, as always I come away full of love and awe and appreciation for the Rayner family, for Lucy and her legacy and the ever growing influence and potency of the foundation, making a difference in a real and practical way. And so much beauty last night, not only the people present and the message but all the wonderful touches, the ivy clad entrance, the LOVE flower logo, the magical table 'gardens' with their glass bells, flowers and moss and the conkers hidden beneath the green lights. Another inspirational speech from Josh Connelly, and the list of accomplishments of the foundation, the money raised and the numbers of people helped, the services given, lives changed, hope restored. Happy Birthday Lucy and thank you xx

Such a wonderful night

What an amazing setting, everyone must so proud to display such a wonderful event of this tragic loss, my heart goes out to every one of you. Xx

1 week ago

The Lucy Rayner Foundation

A very rewarding morning Regent's University LondonFor #WorldMentalHealthDay we were privileged to have
The Lucy Rayner Foundation visit our Tea & Talk session about working with young adults who have mental health challenges. Many thanks to the staff and students who donated money (& baked goods!) today.

We want you to know that at Regent's we are here to support you if you are experiencing mental health difficulties.

We can offer confidential advice & support, incl/counselling sessions. You can learn more about our mental health resources at our website: regents.ac.uk/student-support

You can also book an appointment with student support officer, just email: hub@nullregents.ac.uk.

If you're unsure about talking to us. You can checkout the following resources: Nightline, SANE Mental Health Charity, The CALMzone, Student Minds, The Mix, & Mind
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Tonight we received a cheque for £5,000 from the Horley Lions Club who have been fundraising for our Charity over the last few months! We thank you for championing our charity and the support the club have given us! It is appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight we received a cheque for £5,000 from  the Horley Lions Club who have been fundraising for our Charity over the last few months! We thank you for championing our charity and the support the club have given us! It is appreciated!

 

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Fantastic!

Well done horley lions, what an amazing charity to make the donation too. X

Fantastic

and what a great day to receive it!

Brilliant 😊

How wonderful 👌

Wow that's brilliant 😀! x

Fantastic xx

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What a busy day for LRF today.
Showed the documentary to a packed room Regent's University London then on to London Metropolitan University for promoting our services and raising awareness. Thank you Janie Fox for your support today.
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Amazing ♥️♥️

Team LRF are very busy today raising awareness in all different aspects.

Places you can find us:
Esure - Reigate
Landmark surveyors - Horley
Metropolitan University London
Regent’s University London
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Team LRF are very busy today raising awareness in all different aspects.

Places you can find us:
Esure - Reigate 
Landmark surveyors - Horley 
Metropolitan University London
Regent’s University London

 

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Xxxx

Legends

Thank you both ❤️

Well done ... you are all amazing xx

Love this guys 💛

You do a great job, well done to all involved.

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ABOUT US

On the 5th May 2012, Jenny Rayner and her family were tragically faced with the impact of mental illness, when their daughter Lucy took her own life aged just 22.

This life-changing event inspired the family to begin campaigning to help address the mental health challenges faced by young adults.

LUCY’S STORY

Lucy Marie Rayner was a beautiful, sensitive soul, a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a grand-daughter, a cousin, an auntie, a best friend, a helper, a hard worker, a diva, a perfectionist, a wild child, a risk taker, a party animal, the list goes on… took her own life in 2012, aged 22.

No one saw it coming, it was a total surprise to everyone.

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