Compassion in Action Anne - Ready, Art and Start! Anne, a regular attendee of Guideposts Art and Start course in Watford took on the challenge of competing in not one, but two Triathlons this year and she did it; completing both the Blenheim and London Triathlon aid of Guideposts. Many congratulations Anne! Through the hot weather, jostling swimmers and some hilly bridges, Anne ran with speed for the shaded final straight! In the process, she has raised an impressive £4,479 so far in support of the project which she describes as playing a significant part in her recovery from depression and anxiety. "Exercising with a goal is a part of my recovery...I am raising money for Guideposts so that they can continue to provide the support for mental health in the community that some larger charities cannot provide.I couldn't have done it without those who came to support me on the day and the messages and sponsorship I have received along the way" - Anne 2018 You can still support Anne meet her £5,000 target by going on her fundraising page - Thanking Guideposts. Fairy Magic “Running the London Marathon for Guideposts was an incredible experience. My race is over (for now) but the work of Guideposts continues.” Ruth 2018 Ruth completed the London Marathon in a lovely Fairy outfit in support of Guideposts Learning Disability Services in North Hertfordshire, because Guideposts helps people with a learning disability live their lives fully, raising an incredible £1001.01, £251.01 more than her initial target. Thank You Ruth and well done!!! Our Colourful Oxfordshire Team A team of 13 staff from Oxfordshire made up of managers, support and office staff as well as friends and family have taken part in the Colour Run Challenge this year for the first time to raise awareness about Guideposts both locally and nationally and to raise vital funds for our Oxfordshire Projects. The team exceeded their target by raising a fantastic £1020. Well Done and thank you everyone !! Marching on for Mental Health in Watford Henry Smith House team, users and volunteers proudly completed a 5K Mental Health Awareness Sponsored Walk at Cassiobury Park in Watford; raising more than £1000 via Just Giving and in cash, with donations still coming. A big Thank You to services users and their families, volunteers and staff members for organising and supporting the event, for raising Mental Health Awareness and funds for Henry Smith House. We'll be able to expand outside storage, and also plan to use the funds to create a sitting non-smoking area for the service users and staff in our little garden at Henry Smith House.And a special Thank You to the Watford Borough Council Chairman, Rabi Martins, for joining the walk and supporting us as his charity of the Year. Katie - Sewing seed of hope Thanks so much to Katie one of our new Oxfordshire volunteers for organising a plant sale in support of Guideposts work stall at the Windrush Flower Show in July. Through her plant stall and donations alone, Katie raised an incredible £300. We are so reliant on the local community’s generosity and every donation we receive, be it big or small, helps wonderful people in a wonderful way.