On Monday 17th January, we were delighted to welcome Rachel Simkin from the charity Youth Talk to Verulam School. Youth Talk is a local charity working with young people to support mental health needs and was selected as our charity for the Abbey Service of Thanksgiving in October.
Ms Simkin met with Miss Richardson, school Captain Huw, Head boy Owen and Head girl Myli, receiving a cheque for £2,000, raised through a range of fundraising activities lead by the Senior Prefect Team. Rachel was also able to share with us the impact of these funds at a time of great need for Youth Talks services.
We are pleased to announce that Youth Talk has been shortlisted for the chance to win £5,000 through Ashtons For Life’s Great Causes campaign. If Youth Talk won first prize in For Life’s Great Causes, they would be able to provide 100 local young people with their first counselling session. Please vote for Youth Talk via this link.