• August 2021

    Set up EHMF

    Established a constitution and set up a bank account

  • September 2021

    Our First event

    Elliott Holmes Memorial Cup. Raised £600 for the EHMF

    September 2021

  • September 2021

    Facebook Page Launched

    Over 200 followers in our first month

  • October 2021

    Website launched

    Set up the EHMF Website to showcase what we do and to book events online

    October 2021

  • November 2021

    Linkedin Page

    Set up a Linkedin page to encourage local business to support

  • December 2021

    For Business Counselling Sponsor

    VCM in Meopham became our first business sponsor

    December 2021

  • January 2022

    First Counsellor

    First counsellor signs up to support our cause

  • February 2022

    First £10,000 raised

    Passed the £10,000 mark which will pay for 200 counselling sessions

    February 2022

  • March 2022

    Referral form goes live

    After 6 months work, the referral form goes live on 28th March

  • April 2022

    Counselling starts

    First young person referred for counselling

    April 2022

  • May 2022

    First Golf day

    Golf Day raises £3,254.00

  • June 2022

    £25,000 raised

    £25,000 raised, enough to pay for counselling for 50 young people

    June 2022

  • September 2022

    Incorporated as a CIC

    We are now officially a Community Interest Company

    £8,000 raised on the London to Brighton Cycle event

  • December 2022

    First year results

    40 young people funded and referred to counselling, funding in place for the next 25 young people

    December 2022

  • January 2023

    Charity of the Year

    Northfleet bowls club, Kent County  Bowling Association and GAMA Golf Society all make us their ‘charity of the year’.

  • March 2023

    Gravesham Community Leisure

    Cascades, Cygnets and Swanscombe Leisure centres hold fundraising event and raise over £1,700 for EHMF

    March 2023

  • May 2023

    EHMF receive Gravesham Civic Community Award

    Peter Scutts and Kerry Holmes receive Civic Community Award from Mayor Peter Scollard on behalf of EHMF

  • July 2023

    £10,000 grants help boost funds

    Kent Community Foundation help secure grants from the Lawson Endowment for Kent fund and Landsec.

    July 2023

  • August 2023

    Post-counselling support

    Talks begin with local organisations to provide post-counselling support for EHMF

  • September 2023

    Number of referrals reach 100

    We have approved funding and referred 100 young people for mental health counselling

    September 2023

  • November 2023

    Kent Police support our work

    Over 100 Police Officers from Northfleet Station will hand out EHMF self-referral cards to vulnerable young people

  • January 2024

    Students bookmark launch

    3rd January – St John’s school, 1,250 pupils receive bookmark – Accessing mental health support

    January 2024

  • February 2024:

    Spreading the word

    BBC South East Today interview and BBC Radio Kent