A group in South Tyneside which supports young people struggling with exam stress has been given a funding boost.
Study Sanity, created by Kerry Bagley, aims to help teenagers aged from 14 to 19, who are struggling with self-confidence as they prepare for tests, using hypno meditation .
Community Corner originally agreed to donate £350 to run this new group. However, when we turned up they donated £500 to help with the one-to-one counselling sessions.Kerry Bagley
Mrs Bagley had been seeking £350 through online donations to fund the group, but was left overwhelmed when mother and daughter Cheryl McDonald and Lynne Davis came forward with a £500 donation.
The pair run Community Corner, which raises money for good causes based in South Tyneside.
Mrs Bagley, who also runs two other groups aimed at supporting the wellbeing of young people, said: “We set up a just giving page to raise £350 to run a third group – Study Sanity – to help young people going through exams.
“Community Corner originally agreed to donate £350 to run this new group. However, when we turned up they donated £500 to help with the one-to-one counselling sessions.”
The pair also gave the group a giant teddy. This has been handed to one of the youngsters, who accesses Mrs Bagley’s groups.
He has been struggling to sleep following the death of his father, David Rundle.
A Gofundme page has since been set up in his dad’s memory to raise funds to help other children at the centre.
Study Sanity is based at the Spiritual Wellbeing Centre at 63 Station Road, Hebburn, on Mondays 6pm-7pm. Places must be booked in advance. Anyone able to help with funding can contact Mrs Bagley at www.spiritualwellbeingcentre.com