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Press clippings

Bristol Business Post:
Mental Health in the Workplace
July 2017


screenshot of an article on children and danceInnovate My School:
Developing the whole child through dance,
by assistant CEO, Sarah Haddow & Brian Madigan of Dance Notes
14 February 2017





The Week In East Bristol and North East Somerset:
Growing charity receives £2000 grant
14 December 2016







Bath Echo:
£2000 of funding awarded to charity to restart dementia work with older people
9 December 2016

newspaper clipping about the BalletBoyz attending a Make a Move sessionBath Chronicle’s Bath magazine:
Spirits Lifted By The BalletBoyz
26 November 2016






Pavilion Dance South West magazine:
Moving On Up, focussing on our project with mums with post natal depression
September 2015

Healthwatch BANES:
Families Get Active at Odd Down Sports Ground
Article about our project with children & families to improve wellbeing
July 2015

Bath Echo:
Mums Set To Get A Boost Thanks To New Initiative
Article about our Moving on Up PND project
15 August 2014

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Press releases


31/5/17 Make a Move Celebration Event Press release June17
Friends and supporters are invited to a celebration & book launch, with toasts and free taster session

21/3/17 Dance Umbrella press call PR20Mar17
Members of the press are invited to take photographs at dress rehearsals for Dance Umbrella 2017

6/3/17 Dance Umbrella facts & figures 2017
Interesting facts and statistics about Dance Umbrella 2017

8/2/17 Dance Umbrella 2017 Press release 1
Major Bath children’s dance event, produced by Make a Move CEO, seeks sponsorship

8/12/2016 Make a Move PR dementia funding Dec 16
Funding for dementia & movement project

14/11/16 makeamove-balletboyz-press-release
BalletBoyz drop in to Make a Move PND course

24/10/2016 make-a-move-press-release-oct2016
Local Giving promises to double any donation made this month

13/9/2016 make-a-move-pr-ceo-quote-13sep2016
Birthday message from local charity founder, on Make a Move’s 5th birthday

1/9/2016 make-a-move-press-release-sep2016
Local charity Make a Move celebrates 5th birthday & launches Give Us 5 fund-raising appeal

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Notes for editors

About Make a Move

Make a Move has built an excellent reputation for innovative, effective work which uses movement, music & creative approaches to wellbeing, and works with vulnerable children, mums with postnatal depression, older people with dementia, and more.

Make a Move is a charity made up of, and working with, expert practitioners to support children, young people and older people, new mums, employers & the community. We design and run tailored sessions and projects using movement and other creative approaches to well-being, including mindfulness & meditation.

The importance of connection is fundamental to our work – the connection between body and mind, and connections between people. We take our work seriously but aim to inspire laughter, encourage a sense of fun and promote happiness. We bring communities together by moving, talking, laughing and enjoying being part of something special. We aim to inspire everyone to make better life choices whilst engaging in physical activity and meeting others.

Charity founder Michelle Rochester is also co-founder of Dance Umbrella, an annual event which brings together thousands of children and young people from schools and youth projects across B&NES.

Make a Move works with 80 mums, 60 elderly people and around 300 children each year, and deliver around 25 hours of movement & creativity to the people of B&NES every week.

In 2015 the charity received a lottery grant, to support their work with mums suffering from low mood, for three years.
In 2016 Make a Move celebrated its 5th birthday.

Donations & appeal details

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Give Us 5 appeal:

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michellerochesterMichelle Rochester, charity founder and movement practitioner is available for interview.

To contact Michelle use or call 07595 702 874.

For logos, photos and any other media enquiries contact Beccy Golding, chief of communications, via

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