Dear lovely 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. I am proud to be the CEO of Breathworks.

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 to verbally silent breakfasts (not easy with two teenagers!) across the seven days. When I was studying at a monastery for my MA, all breakfasts was silent and it was a relief to have that stillness at the start of the day. It also enabled me to tune in to the needs of others, without words.

Alongside my verbal silence, I'm also going to practice a Digital Detox across the 7 days - which I'll find very difficult. I hope to see messages from my provider saying 'where have you been?' rather than 'your screen time is up by 42%'.

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

Thank you!
Nathan Nathan Jarvis