This Friday marks an important day for one of North Devon’s most innovative charities, with an event to highlight its vital work and to seek support from the business community to ensure its continued success.
Flying Fish provides people with mental health conditions the opportunity to discover their talent for art. It promotes art as therapy, playing an important role in supporting people’s recovery.
Among those attending the event at Rock Park Lodge in Barnstaple will be Peter Heaton-Jones MP, who is a Patron of Flying Fish.
Peter Heaton-Jones said, “Flying Fish was one of the first organisations to approach me when I was elected three years ago. I was incredibly impressed with the work they do. They not only provide the facilities for people with mental health conditions to get involved with art, but also create an extremely positive community which plays an invaluable therapeutic role.
“Like all charities, Flying Fish is facing funding challenges. This Friday’s event is therefore extremely important. I hope many business representatives will attend to hear how they can support the fantastic work of this organisation, of which I’m proud to be a Patron.
“Flying Fish works closely with the Devon Partnership Trust and North Devon District Hospital, and I have unveiled artwork at the hospital which shows how impressive the contribution of the charity can be. I hope Friday’s event will help promote their work and secure their long-term future as one of North Devon’s most innovative and valuable charities”.