Previous Events


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  • Our fabulous charity sponsors WSM have done it again raising an amazing £230 for STEM4 . Kayley and Jessica of WSM gamely ran the Wimbledon 10K on March 25th and then persuaded friends and colleagues from WSM to join them on May 4th to tackle the Leatherhead Bluebell 10k run.
  • What stars !!! Thank you WSM.

WIMBLEDON 10K  March 25th

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  • Well done and Thankyou to kayley and Jessica!!

Well done Owens House!!!!

  • A huge thank you to the students (and teachers) of Owens House, Roundwood School who raised £400 for STEM4 and Great Ormond Street Hospital with their Christmas Fundraising events which included Quidditch Tournaments, a Paperchain-a-thon, a Craft-a-thon, Cake Sales, a Winter Market and a Death Run Derby. In addition a room was festooned with snowflakes showing messages of support and positivity. What a fantastic effort!!!

£6,500 Award granted from the Marian Esling legacy Trust administered by Holy Trinity Church

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  • We are delighted to announce that STEM4 has been awarded £6,500 from the Marian Esling Legacy Trust, administered by Holy Trinity Church, Wimbledon.
  • This is the third year running that we have been granted an award and we are enormously grateful for the continued support that we have receieved from the Legacy Trust which, this year, will enable us to develop a training programme for health care professionals so that we may expand the number of workshops and conferences we can deliver.
  • On Sunday January 19th we had an opportunity to present to the congregation, church leaders and jugdging panel a display showing how we have made use of prior awards and how we hope to benefit the local communuty going forward. It was also a chance to exchange ideas and share information with other charitable beneficiaries of the trust.
  • This award would not have been possible without an application sponsor so we should like to thank ours, Nicky Moulsdale, for her continued support and interest in STEM4, and the Judging panel for selecting us.

STEM4 wins Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013 for Merton

  • A huge thank you to all our supporters who voted for us to win the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2013 for Merton. The Community Fund, now in its second year, aims to help local people make a positive difference in the heart of their community.  This year, over 1,500 community groups in nearly 400 communities across the UK will benefit from a Community Fund Award.  With your help STEM4 received more than 3,000 votes, nearly half of all votes cast for Merton-based charities, winning the first prize of £3,000. This will enable us to produce take-home booklets for our schools and community workshops, covering workshop material and supportive self-help strategies. Special thanks go to Heather Bechman, STEM4’s Fundraising Lead, pictured below on teh left of the picture.
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STEM4 Quiz Night raises more than £2500

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  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our first ever STEM4 Quiz Night on November 22nd at the Sacred Heart Church Hall, Wimbledon. It was a great success, with more than 190 people packing the hall, together raising £2880 for the charity. Speaking at the event Dr Nihara Krause, CEO of STEM4 said: “We are very grateful to Heather Bechman and the STEM4 fundraising team for all their hard work in organising such an excellent evening. Thanks also to the many young helpers from Coombe Girls School, Surbiton High School, Ursuline High School, Kingston College, Kingston Grammar School and Esher College who helped to make the event run smoothly, and also to the many local businesses and individuals who showed their support by donating raffle prizes.” Following the success of the evening, we are now looking to make the Quiz Night an annual event in our fundraising calendar.

Promoting Mental Health in Schools

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  • On 19 November 2013, Dr Nihara Krause, CEO of STEM 4 spoke at the 7th Annual ‘Promoting Mental Health in Schools’ Conference in London, organised by Optimus Education. Her presentation, which was entitled ‘Recognising the early warning signs of depression amongst children and young people – a take-away toolkit of effective support mechanisms’, generated considerable interest amongst the many delegates who attended. Speaking at the event, Dr Krause commented that ‘the vast number of young people with depression make full recovery with the right type of treatment, support and self-help’ and suggested a number of ways to offer early identification and support in schools. The STEM4 stand, manned by Patsy Preece and Natasha Krause, also generated significant interest among the many teachers, school nurses and school counsellors who attended the event.

What Happens Next?

  • Following a successful run of the improvisation comedy show “What Happens Next” during the 2013 Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival, ShatterpointTheatre Ltd have donated £120 to STEM4. Thank you to the cast of the show for drawing attention to the aims of STEM4 through leaflet distribution and after-show commentary and for collecting donations on behalf of the charity.
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Our youngest fundraisers so far …

  • On the August 4th, inspired by watching the “Young Apprentice” on television, our two youngest ever fundraisers, Charlotte Cariaga (10) and Helena Paice (9), cheerfully set up and manned their own stall selling beautifully decorated cupcakes and homemade lemonade. Thank you to Charlotte and Helena for their entrepreneurial skills and wonderful display of cakes which raised £56 for STEM4. What a fantastic effort!
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