East to West
East to West are a Surrey based charity dedicated to bringing hope to young lives. Since the beginning of 2023, they have done 581 sessions with young people in the community, supporting those who were admitted to St Peter's Hospital emergency department because of self-harm injury, overdose or attempted suicide.
Thanks to our Impact Offering donation, the Emerge Project team has been able to train new volunteers and ultimately support more vulnerable youth.
Jane's story: "I met Jane in Ash Ward during one of her impatient stays. Once I introduced myself, she told me that she had been asked if she would like to speak to the team 13 times before and although she had taken our packs and completed the colouring page, she had never said yes and was surprised we had kept offering. Jane told me she had kept each of those colouring pages and the pack that I gave her that evening would be special as it was the first time she said yes and was open to speaking to someone. Since that time, Jane has met many members of our team on different occasions and although she has a specialised care team, she appreciates the casual and friendly conversations our team can offer."