Many of you will have read my original Phenomenal Friends post a couple of months back about the wonderful people behind Blurt. Well something brilliant has happened for them in that Sam nominated Jayne (aka the rather wonderful BeachBumBeauty for those of you know her via Twitter or her blog) for a TalkTalk Digital heroes award and Jayne has made it through to the final three for the South West.
As many of you will know, what Blurt is doing, providing support for people with depression, is a cause extremely close to my heart having suffered badly from the illness myself and having seen both family and friends battle their way through it.
So I am sending out a plea to all who know me and who read my blog: please, please, please go and vote for Jayne. The money they would receive would help them to continue getting CRB checks on the mentors as well as building their activities to eventually include workshops in schools and universities and developing an anti-stigma campaign to highlight the issues people with depression face on a day to day basis.
What Jayne and the rest of the Blurt team are doing really is amazing. They are proof that even four young people can make a big difference and I can honestly say that, as someone who has suffered from depression, to have one person who listens to you and can understand how you feel, that one person can make a massive difference.
Jayne really is a fantastic person and even though she is up against some stiff competition, I really do believe she deserves to win. So come on lovely people, please support this wonderful woman as she fights to do what we would all love to do: make a difference.
Thank you all, I really appreciate it.
Average Josephine x