Message from founder Michelle Rochester on Make a Move’s 5th birthday 

I am so very, very proud of what we have achieved over this first five years!
Our practitioners are the cornerstone of our work. And the work we do inspires and challenges each one of us almost every day.
Michelle Rochester, Make a Move CEO
I’d like to say a huge thank you to all our funders, past and present.

Bath Rotary Club were the first people to fund our work with a child in a primary school all those years ago, in 2011, and we have never forgotten their contribution.

5 years ago St John’s Hospital funded us to work with autistic children in Radstock for a year. The subsequent core funding from St John’s Hospital enabled us to evaluate and strengthen our offer to new mums and we were able to successfully apply to the Big Lottery fund.

However this funding only supports one aspect of our work – we still need help with our work in schools and with older people with dementia.

Our wonderful news this month is that St John’s Hospital has agreed to double any donations made via our Local Giving Appeal: Give Us Five!

Thank you for your kind and generous support, St John’s.

The charity started with just one practitioner. We now have five expert and experienced practitioners, and a great supporting team, and look forward to our next five years together using creative approaches to wellbeing for the community.”


St John’s Hospital is a charity which aims to build resilience in people, enterprises and communities in Bath and North East Somerset: www.stjohnsbath.org.uk

Appeal details

Local Giving page
Give Us 5 appeal

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