9 April 2024

FINANCIAL ADVICE TEAM DEMONSTRATES COMMITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT THROUGH CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

THE FINANCIAL ADVICE TEAM SUPPORTS KELLY FOUNDATION

Financial adviser Dave Southby, who set up his own business a mere two years ago, has pledged to raise £2,500. He’s raising it for Swindon based charity The Kelly Foundation. All with the support of his team of course.

In his work, Dave often observes the profound effects of financial stress and anxiety on mental well-being. Collaborating with charities has been integral to his business since its start. He demonstrated this commitment last year by raising over £1500 for MIND.

Now he’s working with another local charity set up in memory of Corrie and Kelly Stooke.

Established in 2022, The Kelly Foundation provides comprehensive mental health support to anyone aged over the age of 18, in the Swindon community. There’s a staggering statistic that one in four people will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime. So the Foundation’s mission to provide advocacy, counselling and life coaching is a crucial undertaking.

As financial advisers, we often engage with people experiencing financial stress and anxiety. This is why we’re trained mental health first aiders,’ said Dave.

FINANCIAL ADVICE TEAM SUPPORTS KELLY FOUNDATION - Dave Southby
FINANCIAL ADVICE TEAM SUPPORTS KELLY FOUNDATION – Dave Southby

Partnership

‘By partnering with The Kelly Foundation, we aim to make a tangible difference in the lives of local individuals. Individuals struggling with mental health issues in our community. This funding will be a direct contribution. It will provide 125 hours of essential support to individuals in need. That equates to twelve weeks of help for ten people.’

Operating at the Pinetrees Centre in Pinehurst, The Kelly Foundation has a commitment to supporting Swindon Borough Council’s health and wellbeing Strategy. It envisions a community where everyone can lead fulfilling and independent lives.

The Kelly Foundation

The Kelly Foundation’s formation stems from a tragic personal journey. A journey marked by the loss of Corrie Stooke, whose struggles with undiagnosed anxiety and depression led to his early death. Corrie’s sister, Kelly, inspired by her brother’s memory and her own encounters with mental health struggles, became an advocate for charities supporting individuals confronting similar adversities. But yet, in 2019, Kelly succumbed to her own inner turmoil, leaving behind a legacy of advocacy and compassion.

Their legacy lives on through The Kelly Foundation. The charity seeks to bridge the gaps in mental health support services. Recognising the limitations of traditional avenues, The Kelly Foundation offers a holistic approach. It addresses not only the symptoms but also the root causes of mental health struggles. From financial pressures to relationship breakdowns, The Kelly Foundation provides tailored support. One that guides individuals on a path to improved well-being and resilience.

The Kelly Foundation

‘We’re delighted that Dave Southby has adopted The Kelly Foundation this year as a charity they wish to support. Our pledge to them is that we’ll spend every penny they raise on improving the lives of those in distress or depression. People who ‘the system’ may have bypassed, failed or even neglected’ said John Stooke. John is the founder of The Kelly Foundation and father to Kelly and Corrie.

The Kelly Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4Kelly – and on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kellyfoundation/

Dave’s plan

As part of his efforts, Dave will undertake the Thames Path Challenge in September. This physical challenge represents his dedication to going above and beyond. Dave is going the extra mile to support mental health initiatives. And of course to make a positive impact in the community.

I’m excited to embark on this journey with The Kelly Foundation. To contribute to their vital work means a lot’ added Dave. ‘Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing mental health challenges.’

Dave is a partner with St James’ Place. He helps individuals, families and small business owners to manage their wealth in an effective way.

To find out more about him visit http://www.davesouthbyfp.co.uk

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