Dear friends,

I am fundraising for Breathworks, a small charity based in the UK with a mission to make mindfulness accessible to all. In particular, Breathworks enable people living with chronic pain, illness and stress to reclaim them lives, learning how to work with their minds and bodies, rather than against them.

For Small Charity Week (24 - 30th June), friends of Breathworks have been invited to take part in this special Community Fundraiser, a form of sponsored silence across 7 days where we each choose a challenge to commit to. This will raise funds for seven young adults in hardship to access the life-changing benefits of mindfulness & compassion training, which I myself have found so valuable.

To play my part in Silence for Seven, I have decided to commit to 20 minutes of meditation twice a day, 30 minutes spent in nature in silence and 30 minutes of mindful drawing. This will be every day for the duration of the challenge. No phone, tv, videos, music etc whilst engaging in these practices. This is because even though I meditate, I only occasionally do this in complete silence without using an app on my phone. I have never taken part in a silent retreat, so doing these activities in silence will be a new and challenging experience for me.

I would be incredibly grateful if you could support me with a donation - no amount is too small!

Thank you!
Joanne Vautier Joanne Vautier