Bugler Group are excited to announce the major sponsorship of local Charity Signpost.  Signpost help young people between the ages of 11-25 who are suffering with a range of mental health issues, providing counselling and coaching in South and West Hertfordshire. The funding will be used to provide up to 800 hourly (non CAMHS) face to face counselling sessions. An official ceremony to handover Bugler’s donation of £20,000 to commemorate our partnership was held at 12pm at Bugler HQ on October 10th ‘World Mental Health Day’. This is the first significant charity donation since the launch of the Bugler Foundation at the start of the year.

Andy Bugler – Bugler Group CEO said:

Charitable donations and giving back to the communities we work within has always been part of Bugler’s DNA. The 10th October 2019 marks a very special day for Bugler, we are extremely pleased to be able to support Signpost in helping them continue their great work in providing counselling and other therapeutic services for children and young people in the area.

Clare Hearnshaw, Signpost’s Chair of the Board of Trustees said:

This is a very special unprecedented donation from the Bugler Foundation. The depth of their investment demonstrates confidence and trust in Signpost’s ability to deliver life-changing mental health services to vulnerable children and young people in Hertfordshire. We give heartfelt thanks to the Bugler Foundation for their support which will increase our reach in order to help more young people who are at serious risk of falling through the gaps of mental health care.

Kennedy Morgan – Signpost Youth Ambassador said:

Signpost taught me that the word “no” is okay to use, that to take time out for you is not selfish, Signpost’s biggest lesson to me was to trust within myself – a concept I didn’t fully understand at first.

I used to be embarrassed to say I was receiving counselling, as if I had failed and that I would be judged. Because for some reason we still don’t feel it is part of the norm to admit me are struggling. Signpost has empowered me to be more determined, more clear, and more focused on what I want and has inspired me to use my experiences to help others.

We focus on physical health so much and of course that is so important, but mental health and physical health come side by side. As someone who has benefitted so much from the support of signpost, I know the financial support from Bugler Group is going to change the lives of so many.