There is still time to donate.

Wow! What an insane 24 hours! During the Liveathon, we managed to raise a little over £4,500 (plus Gift Aid) to support CPSL MIND. But it’s not over yet… Our target was £10,000, so we still have some work to do. We are going to be continuing to raise money for this charity until we hit this target. 

The live draw for the SpeakUp prizes took place live on Facebook on the 4th February 2021. A list of all the prizes and the winners are below. Congratulations to all that won a prize, but more importantly, thank you to those that donated them

After an incredibly challenging 2020 and a rough start to 2021, Shifties want to raise awareness of the need for people to talk when they are feeling low and need support. Starting at 12am on the morning of 18th January, the so called most depressing day of the year – Blue Monday, our Founder Alex Hughes will talk for 24 hours non stop with small business owners, mental health experts and advisors and the local business community whilst completing challenges, sharing stories and advice on how to shift to a positive mindset in 2021. 

The Speak Up Liveathon aims to be the antidote to negative thinking on what is expected to be a particularly difficult time this year with many people still struggling with the impact of an extraordinary and incredibly challenging 2020 and will focus on tales of resilience and survival – for both businesses and individuals – and explore why good communication and a supportive community is so important. At the same time we hope to raise £10,000 for the charity CPSL Mind, an organisation devoted to supporting people with mental health concerns, and their families across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire. 

This event is open to anyone and we encourage you to join the fun by sharing any questions & experiences you have had, supporting others, donating and help us drive a message of community and positivity during this difficult time we are in! There will also be amazing prizes to be won donated by incredible local businesses within the Shifties Community for anyone that donates to the charity! 

*Each person that donates will be entered in to a prize draw for a chance to win one of the many amazing gifts donated by local businesses. If you want a chance a bagging yourself a prize make sure you do not donate anonymously! The prize draw will take place live on the Shifties Facebook Page on 4th February 2021. 

Special guests joining the Liveathon include St Neot’s Mayor Stephen Ferguson, Danielle Bridge the Founding Director of ABC Life Support CIC and trainer at Mental Health First Aid England, local councillors, representatives from CPSL Mind and small business owners. Check out the full line-up below! 

* Each person that donates will have a chance of winning one of many amazing gifts which will be announced more closely to the event. So if you want a chance and grabbing something, please make sure not to donate anonymously. The prize draw will take place live on the Shifties Facebook Page on the 4th February.