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29 October, 2018 - 12:16 By Kate Sweeney

Best-selling author to give keynote at fundraiser in aid of mental health charity

Meet Cambridge is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a special charity fundraiser with all proceeds going to its designated charity Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind which focuses on support for those with mental health issues.

The event on Wednesday November 7 at Kettle’s Yard includes a keynote speech from best-selling author and Daily Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon. 

Kelly Vickers, director of Meet Cambridge said:“We wanted to mark our 20th Anniversary with a celebration that would benefit the community as well as provide an occasion to which we could invite our venues, partners and supporters. 

“CPSL Mind has been our designated charity for the last two years as the team believes mental health should be higher on everyone’s agenda. Over that period we have raised funds through a range of events including our popular Quiz Nights and are delighted to have been able to play our part in supporting the excellent activities they undertake on a daily basis. 

“We are particularly delighted that Bryony Gordon has agreed to come and speak to us as she is an avid advocate for mental health issues, having struggled with OCD, depression and anxiety.

“We are very grateful to our sponsors Kettle’s Yard, CDC Events and Pinkster Gin whose generous support is enabling us to donate 100 per cent of the ticket price to the charity, as well as our venues who have given the most amazing prizes for the raffle.”

Isabel Cross, Head of Campaigns for CPSL Mind added:“Raising awareness of mental health is such an important subject across all sectors. Having Meet Cambridge and a mental health champion like Bryony using this celebration to promote our work with individuals in real need of support means such a great deal to us.”

Tickets cost £15 per person and include a Pinkster Gin cocktail on arrival, exclusive access to the Kettle’s Yard exhibits, drinks and canapes and the chance to win an exceptional experience with a free ticket in the charity raffle.

• To book tickets visit https://www.meet-cambridge.com/news/meet-cambridge-at-20  

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