The PEM Charitable Trust are delighted to donate a grant of £1,500 to Cambridge Acorn Project, which will contribute towards the cost of SandStory training; a recognised, registered therapeutic tool used in therapy to help children process their experiences.
Cambridge Acorn Project are a local charity working to break cycles of trauma and poverty, tackle inequality stemming from adverse childhood experiences, and promote emotional recovery. Their services are predominantly based in areas of Cambridgeshire that fall into the 20-30% most deprived areas of the UK.
The funding will go towards SandStory training, which will enable therapists to use sand-trays therapeutically in sessions with children, encouraging them to ‘tell their story in the sand’.
“A huge thank you to PEM for their generous donation. The money will be spent on SandStory training for our counsellors and therapists, to help them support children and young people to have control over the stories that they tell in the therapy room. This gives them the chance to process their experiences of trauma and abuse and helps with the therapeutic journey towards emotional recovery” Hannah Golding, Therapeutic Practitioner and Fundraiser.
Cambridge Acorn Project are lucky enough this year to be benefitting from the Big Christmas Give Challenge which enables them to receive match funding. This means that the £1,500 we have donated has been doubled! Any donations given to Cambridge Acorn Project via this link between 28 November and 5 December will be matched by the Big Give. Please share the link below and give if you can – Supporting families affected by trauma (biggive.org)