Previous Events

Charley Literally Fights For stem4!

  • After 8 years away from the ring, long-time stem4 supporter Charley re-entered the fold for a one-off charity boxing match on the 10th November at the Grand Hotel, Clapham. After more than 10 weeks of hard-core training to mentally and physically prepare himself for getting back in the ring, Charley put in a sterling performance and raised over £1,100 for stem4.

World Mental Health Day Event at Wimbledon Piazza

  • The stem4 Mental Health Fair on Saturday 15th October was a great success with many people participating in the various events. There was also considerable interest in the mental health information on hand.
  • stem4, the award-winning Wimbledon-based charity which offers education and early identification of commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers, held a special stem4 event in the Wimbledon Piazza to mark World Mental Health Day (10th October 2016).
  • The aim was to provide up to date information about mental health and to offer a selection of activities that enhance general well being.
  • All donations raised at the event are to be allocated towards enabling stem4 to expand the services offered to schools and make available crucial information and guidance to a new population of young people.
  • Events included:
    • Opening by Dr Nihara Krause
    • stem4 Ambassadors actor Rosie Day and Michael Maitland providing a short address each
    • Author Iain Maitland, signing of his new book ‘Dear Michael’
    • ‘What Makes You Happy Board’ had all ages participating and a collage will be on the stem4 Facebook page and used in future teaching @stem4org #makesmehappy
    • Performance by the Chickenshed Theatre Company, a youth theatre company
    • Boxercise, Rowing and Cycling challenges
    • Relaxation activities
    • A Zumba taster which has the Piazza rocking to Latin Rhythm by Ivette Landino and Jose
    • Raffle
  • Anne Martin, Trustee stem4, Iain Maitland, author, Michael Maitland, Ambassador stem4, Dr Nihara Krause, CEO and founder stem4 and Rosie Day, Ambassador stem4.

Positive Practice in Mental Health Award Winners

  • On 13th October 2016 stem4 attended the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards – these are very prestigious national awards and stem4 was nominated in two categories. We won the Digital Innovation award for the Calm Harm app, and our founder/CEO Dr Nihara Krause won the Making a Difference award. We would like to thank our sponsors, ambassadors, volunteers and trustees for all their support, allowing us to move ahead in the digital world and helping us to make a difference in our followers’ lives.

Stella and Dot Jewellery Sale

  • On 5th October stem4 hosted a Stella and Dot sale, raising money for the charity through selling stylish jewellery pieces.

stem4 Charity Ball 2016

  • We are hugely grateful to Schmidt Kitchens Wimbledon who hosted our 3rd annual Charity Ball on 17th September at the Richmond Hill Hotel. This year’s event proved to be bigger, better and more glamorous than ever. The Great Gatsby themed black tie evening comprised a delicious 3-course meal, entertainment, raffle, dancing and an auction where the top prize was once again a stunning Schmidt kitchen worth over £20,000.
  • We would like to thank Schmidt Kitchens Wimbledon (and Lime Events) not only for the huge amount of time and energy they put into the organisation of the event but also for their continuing and active support of stem4 on day to day basis. They have explained in their own words why they support us:
  • “As a small local business it’s important to us to be part of our local community, after all it is the families within this community that support us. The work Nihara and the stem4 team do is providing information through schools, apps and conferences to teenagers and their families to help prevent issues that for a very long time were not properly supported. We are delighted to be able to provide support for stem4 and will continue to do so into the future. I would highly recommend stem4 as a corporate charity partner for any local business looking to do good in their community.”

The London Catalyst in partnership with The Hospital Saturday Fund support the work of stem4

  • Following an application for funding, stem4 is delighted to announce that the London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund have awarded a grant of £3000 to provide support for administration and running costs to enable the charity to continue to develop its education programme. Dr Krause, Founder and CEO of stem4 said “This grant from London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund is an invaluable contribution to our education programme and the students we support through this, enabling us to extend our scope of provision.”

Songbirds Sing For stem4

  • stem4 was delighted to be the chosen charity of Southwest Songbirds, an all-female Earlsfield based choir, for their 2016 summer concert. The event, led by Musical Director Polly May and attended by stem4 trustees, Jo Manley and Emma Cariaga was held on Thursday 7th July at St Andrews Church, Earlsfield.
  • During the course of the evening, the audience was treated to the stirring strains of the Vivaldi Gloria accompanied by a wonderful string quartet. This was followed by ‘Glyndebourne style’ snacks and drinks in the church gardens (sausage rolls and wine provided by the Bean and Hop café who also generously donated their profits to the charity), after which the audience enjoyed a further selection of songs by artists as diverse as the Beatles, Bruno Mars and John Rutter!
    At the end, Emma was invited to say a few words about the work of the charity and it was very rewarding to note a huge amount of interest in the work we are doing. The evening raised a £850 from door takings and a further £165 in donations and provided a great opportunity to publicise stem4.
  • We are extremely grateful to the choir and their supporters for such warmth and generosity.


  • Organised by Jill Cruse, a student at Glasgow University, this event was an alternative to the usual student club night. Over 65 fellow students joined Jill and her friends to dance, play beer pong, participate in a prize draw and generally have fun in aid of stem4. The event went really well with net takings of over £160.
  • We are enormously indebted to Jill, her friends and supporters for all the time and effort that went into raising funds and awareness in this way.

Vivian triumphs in the Brighton Marathon

  • Despite an injury in February and minimal training as a result, Vivian finished the Brighton Marathon last Sunday in an amazing 4.27 hours! Initial injury worries made her unsure as to whether she could take part in the event at all but spurred on by her desire to raise money for stem4 and fulfil the promise she made to her employer, friends and family who supported her fundraising, she not only completed the gruelling challenge but did so in a much quicker time that anticipated.
    Vivian said “☺️ It was a great experience but I could hardly move from the pain afterwards…”
  • We are enormously grateful to Vivian for her bravery and dedication and would like to thank all her supporters and her employer who has agreed to match funds pledged. Vivian has raised in excess of £500 for stem4.

FATFACE (Wimbledon) sacrifices profits to raise funds for stem4

  • For three days starting on Black Friday shops were bursting at the seams with people searching for bargains. Typically, retail makes a huge profit at that time of year however Fatface in Wimbledon chose to do something different this time.Led by the Assistant Manager Charlotte Plumridge supported by Callum Mclaren, Ricardo Brizuela, Katya Weiss, Ashleigh Harrison, Maddy O’Neil, Rosie Marsden and Daniel Orellana, they pursuaded shoppers to purchase items at full price so that 10% of the profits from each sale could be given to charity as part of the Fatface Foundation’s “Thanks for Giving Campaign”.stem4 was the charity selected and we were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £889 as a result.
  • We are so grateful to the staff of the Wimbledon branch of Fatface for their tremendous fundraising efforts and would also like to extend our thanks to both the Fatface Foundation who authorised the event and the shoppers who participated via their purchases.
  • Top Image: Heather Bechman( fundraising Lead,stem4) and Charlotte Plumridge (Assistant Manager of FatFace Wimbledon branch)
  • Bottom Image: Callum Mclaren,Sales Assistant and Charlotte Plumridge (Assistant Manager of FatFace Wimbledon Branch).