A new national campaign - the 2.6 Challenge - has been created by the organisers of the London Marathon and other mass participation events to raise vital funds to help to UK’s charities.

Like all charities, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on CLEAR’s fundraising income. So if you or your family or friends would like to take part in the 2.6 Challenge on our behalf, we’d love to hear from you.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon. To take part just think of a challenge involving the numbers 2.6 or 26, for example, you could walk up and down your stairs 26 times, bake 26 cupcakes or flapjacks, or knit* or crochet a 2.6 metre scarf – the opportunities are endless! In these strange times just make sure you stick to Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

You can set up a fundraising page or make a one-off donation via the www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk website and select the ‘fundraise now’ button on the left hand column of the page and select CLEAR as your chosen charity in either Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving.

Alternatively visit our fundraising page www.clearsupport.net/donate or our #OnaCLEARday page www.clearsupport.net/mission/onaclearday for other ways to support us.
Every penny will help us to help children and adults affected by abuse. Thank-you!

 

* Our Chief Executive, Carolyn Webster, has set herself a challenge of knitting a 2.4 metre scarf, with a chance to win the scarf! – her Just Giving page is here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carolyn-s-2-6-challenge

In light of the new restrictions in response to the evolving Covid-19 pandemic our current position is as follows:

  • remote (telephone/online/video call) work with clients is now our default position wherever this is safe and possible
  • in the exceptional cases where face to face work with a client is essential (e.g. risk of not doing so clearly outweighs other risks) this can take place where there is specific consent and where work is done within current social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

The new coronavirus Covid 19 is an un-paralleled public health challenge for the delivery of our services. It is expected to affect many people in the coming weeks and CLEAR wants to make sure that all our clients, counsellors, and therapists are protected as much as possible.

We are doing all we can to ensure we can continue to provide much-needed services. We will do our utmost to continue to deliver counselling and therapy for our clients. This will be subject to individual circumstances with regards to health and self-isolation. Where face to face meetings are not possible, we will work with clients to agree the most appropriate next steps, this includes the potential for telephone and online counselling for adults. Next steps for children whose therapy maybe interrupted will agreed in consultation with therapist, child and parents/carers.

For clients accessing our counselling and therapy rooms in Truro, we have instigated additional hygiene measures. Hand sanitiser is available in our waiting area and room surfaces will be wiped down between each session. We are asking all staff and clients to wash their hands before and after each session.

This approach will be subject to the ongoing recommendations, advice and requirements of professional organisations such as the BACP and funders such as the MoJ. We will continue to monitor current Government guidance and keep our delivery under review.

In addition Volunteer Cornwall have set up a scheme for people who are isolated and need support with getting supplies like milk, bread and medication. The scheme is called Flu Friends and if you would like to know more please contact Volunteer Cornwall directly on 01872 265307.

The handmade quilts kindly donated by Project Linus in October 2019 have proved so popular that they have donated a further twenty five!

Cornwall based Charity CLEAR has launched an exciting new fundraising campaign called #OnaCLEARday. CLEAR supports children, young people and adults across Cornwall to heal from emotional trauma, in particular trauma that is linked to domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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