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Fearne Cotton and the Prince’s Trust Launch the Great Create to Boost Wellbeing of UK’s Young People

By Emily Peagram 30 Jan 2020

Fearne Cotton and The Prince’s Trust have teamed up to launch The Great Create; a new fundraising initiative supported by STAEDTLER and their triplus range of creative products to boost young people’s wellbeing.

Together with Fearne Cotton and her Happy Place initiative, youth charity The Prince’s Trust is asking everyone to host their own Great Create parties during the month of March. The idea is to spend time with friends, family and colleagues and have a go at making something together, to discover how good it feels to get creative while raising vital funds to help young people improve their mental wellbeing.

Fearne Cotton said: “By hosting a Great Create party with all your favourite people, you can enjoy the benefits of spending time being creative together; helping your own wellbeing while also raising funds to help the wellbeing of young people.

“The Great Create is all about giving yourself, and your friends, the time and space to talk, laugh and share what’s on your mind – all of which is made easier when you’ve got a creative activity to get stuck into.

“You don’t need any experience in arts or crafts to get involved and we’ve got loads of resources to help you plan your party – if you visit the Great Create website you’ll find plenty there to get you started.”

From upcycling T-shirts to painting plant pots, Great Create hosts can take inspiration from a range of step-by-step activity packs or come up with their own ideas for making something amazing. The downloadable packs have been personally curated by Fearne and written by young people who have been supported by The Trust. One of the packs includes an activity led by Fearne.

The money raised through The Great Create will fund Prince’s Trust courses that support young people’s wellbeing. The Prince’s Trust helps those young people who need it most, building their confidence and enabling them to fulfil their potential.

Tara Leathers, Deputy CEO and Director of Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust, said: “A growing number of young people who reach out to The Prince’s Trust for help tell us they’re struggling with their mental health. We don’t want any of these young people to face the crippling pressures of anxiety or depression alone and we are determined they won’t have to.

“Every penny raised through The Great Create will help more young people to improve their wellbeing. Your donations will fund art therapy workshops, counselling services and other wellbeing support, all giving young people opportunities to build their confidence, make new friends and learn new skills. Everyone who takes part will make a huge difference to young people in need of support.”

Philip Wesolowski, Managing Director at STAEDTLER UK, said: “In a world where looking after our mental health and encouraging wellbeing are arguably more important than ever, we are extremely excited at the possibility of helping a generation of young people to gain confidence, manage their feelings of anxiousness and become happier.

“Growing up and trying to discover your identity in a time where social media, fake news and reality TV dominate, isn’t easy, even for adults, and the anxieties that come with that can be crippling.

“With CHILDWISE research showing that children’s biggest fear is being bullied both on and offline, we want to demonstrate the positive effect that creativity can have on wellbeing and reducing feelings of unhappiness and symptoms of anxiety and depression.”

Visit www.thegreatcreate.co.uk or search ‘The Great Create’ online to sign up and find out more.

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