Counselling in Gloucestershire
Supporting us

Listening Post relies on voluntary contributions for its very survival.  Without them, we could not provide our vital and unique service of helping those most in need of psychological support at the most difficult of times.

We only have a few staff, but thanks to an army of volunteers working with great dedication to deliver our counselling services, we are able to make a huge difference to those in need.  We could not function without voluntary support, and we are incredibly grateful for the commitment and generosity shown by all our volunteers.

If you have ever been touched by mental or emotional distress, or perhaps seen a family member suffer, you will perhaps know that professional support can be essential and, at times, life saving.

We are in urgent need of additional support in order to carry out our work and we cannot do this without you. It costs around £25 to deliver just one hour of counselling, with many people needing ongoing counselling for many months.

How You Can Help

Volunteer Receptionists

We could not continue to operate without the volunteers who serve Listening Post as receptionists.  If you have two hours a week to spare and would like to be considered for one of our receptionist posts at any of our centres, please contact us.  Alternatively you can complete and return an application form Receptionist application to lpostcounselling@listeningpost.org.uk

Volunteer Counsellors and Supervisors (Qualified or in Training)

If you have a few hours to spare each week, counselling/supervising for Listening Post could provide you with a valuable opportunity to gain practice hours and make a real difference to those in need. An added bonus is the companionship of colleagues volunteering for the agency.  For further information please go to Counselling for Us.

Volunteer Fundraisers

We are very keen to grow our fundraising and welcome enquiries about becoming a fundraising volunteer for Listening Post. We have an active and enthusiastic group of supporters and welcome new members.  Please contact Linda at lpostcounselling@listeningpost.org.uk or telephone 01452 383820.

Online donation:    www.justgiving.com/listeningpost

Postal donation:    Please send your cheque (made out to ‘Listening Post’) to our Gloucester Office.

Monthly donation:    Please download our Bankers Order Form or ask us to send you one and consider gift aiding your donation if you are able.

Gift Aid

Please remember that if you are a tax payer you can Gift Aid your donation.  The value of your gift is increased by 25% at no cost to yourself and at significant benefit to Listening Post. Listening Post can claim Gift Aid on your donation if we receive a completed Gift Aid form with your donation.  The forms can be downloaded  here or sent to you from our Gloucester Office.  Donations made using justgiving.com can also be Gift Aided by simply clicking the Gift Aid option when making your donation.

Hold a Fundraising Event

Or even a fun-raising event!  There are so many ways to raise funds for Listening Post and the best place to start is to think about where your talents lie.  In the past our volunteers have undertaken sponsored marathons, held pudding parties, given concerts, coffee mornings, hosted Christmas and Easter fairs.  Please apply to our Gloucester office for a fundraising pack to be sent to you.

Any fundraising event can also be promoted with www.justgiving.com so that friends and family can sponsor you online.  You can have your own web-page telling everyone what you are doing and why.  Your friends and family can sponsor you or make a donation directly.  It’s simple and great fun!

At Work

Why not fundraise at work?  Could you have a dress-down day for Listening Post?  Daft Tie day, Daft Hat, caption competition, a quiz night, a golf day, sponsored run, swim, slim – the list is endless.

A Gift in Your Will

A gift in you will is often a really satisfying and comforting way of knowing that you are still helping others long after you own death.  For most people family and friends will rightly come first.  However, having taken care of those closest to you first, there is a clear opportunity to do something special for others. A gift in your will (legacy) is a really great way to make your mark.  A solicitor can help you to do this, please think of Listening Post when making your will.

Recycling

We can raise funds by recycling your old mobile phones and ink cartridges – just drop them off at one of Listening Posts’ offices convenient to you.  We have centres in Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.  Why not ask friends and family if they have any phones or ink cartridges sitting in drawers, lost and forgotten!

Everyclick

Please consider using www.everyclick.com  as your search engine and nominating Listening Post as your chosen charity.  Every time you do an online search, some money will be donated by Everyclick to Listening Post. Simply go to the website, and click the drop down menu in the search bar.  Select ‘charities’ and enter ‘Listening Post’ in the search bar.  When you get the search results, click on ‘Listening Post’ and hover your mouse over the ‘give now’ button.  Select what you want to do from options given to you.

Give as You Live

Do you ever shop online? Go to http://www.giveasyoulive.com/howitworks to find out how you can raise funds for Listening Post when purchasing goods from major retailers (including Amazon, John Lewis and M&S) at no extra cost to yourself. 

 

Pray for Us

Please remember all who come to Listening Post in your prayers, and all who serve them.

 

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