When her daughter’s mental health started to deteriorate, Karen didn’t realise quite how much of a God-send The Door would be in helping them both get through the struggles.

Nine months on, Karen is so grateful for the support from youthworkers and mentors at The Door she was prepared to make a personal sacrifice to raise funds for the Stroud based charity.

Karen said: “I chose to donate to The Door because of all the amazing support everyone there has given my daughter who has anxiety.”

“The young people in the Stroud centre absolutely love their music so I am fundraising to replace their old music system with a new up to date version so they can enjoy it even more.”

“My hair will grow back, but without The Door these young people wouldn’t have the future they deserve”

“I’m so thankful to everyone at The Door for supporting my daughter”

Karen’s hair will be donated to the Little Princess Trust which makes wigs for children with Cancer.

Anne Townsend, Community Fundraiser for The Door said – “We are so grateful to Karen for supporting The Door in this way, she has been an amazing sport, and so brave! The money raised will make a real difference for the young people like her daughter that The Door supports here in Stroud”

“The Door would also like to thank Sysum Barbers for donating their time and expertise to the event”

To sponsor Karen and make a donation to The Door find The Door on Facebook @TheDoorStroud or visit thedoor.org.uk/Karen


Staying at home in Social Isolation is taking its toll on all of us. Whether you’re a young person struggling with learning at home and missing your friends or a parent trying to juggle the demands of working from home and educating your children, The Door understands where you’re coming from. We are the leading youth charity in Stroud with nearly 30 years experience of supporting young people and their families when times get tough. One of our highly skilled professionals is there for you.

In order to protect the identity of the young person /parent in our stories some details including names and places may have been changed

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