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Kernos Quiz Night – February 24th
Posted February 2, 2018 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre is holding its annual Quiz Night in Long Melford Village Hall on Saturday February 24th – the 11th running of this very popular fund-raising event. Doors open at 7.15 for a 7.30...

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Kernos Receives £16,000 Grant to Help Vulnerable Local Children and Young People
Posted January 19, 2018 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre endeavours to supplement gaps in the statutory counselling provision for local children and young people struggling with emotional and psychological problems. This aim is often ha...

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Kernos Receives Grant to Help Improve Children’s On-line Safety
Posted January 18, 2018 by Steve Harris

The internet is amazing and can be a wonderful resource for children and young people – they can play, learn, create and connect with their peers, opening up a whole new world of possibilities th...

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Kernos AGM – January 2018
Posted December 6, 2017 by Steve Harris

You are cordially invited to attend the Kernos AGM, commencing at 5.00pm on Friday 19th January 2018 at the Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. We would love to see you there. Ever...

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Happy Christmas – and a big thank-you from everyone at Kernos!
Posted by Steve Harris

All the staff and volunteers at the Kernos Centre would like to wish a very Happy Christmas, and offer our grateful thanks, to all the individuals and local organisations that have generously suppo...

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More counselling help for disadvantaged people in Sudbury
Posted November 29, 2017 by Steve Harris

During November Kernos has been fortunate enough to receive further funding to help us provide counselling for disadvantaged local people. This funding has included donations from the Sapphire P...

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Bures Music Festival 2017 Awards Kernos £1000
Posted September 30, 2017 by Steve Harris

Kernos was delighted and extremely grateful recently to receive an award of £1000 from proceeds of the Bures Music Festival 2017, money which is being put towards funding therapeutic creative and ...

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Kernos reaches a 3,000-client milestone…
Posted August 30, 2017 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre opened in Friar Street, Sudbury on the 1st April 2003 and this August we have reached a milestone – over 3,000 people from Sudbury and the surrounding area, ranging in age from ...

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Local organisations help Kernos unconditionally this summer.
Posted by Steve Harris

At Kernos we have always received welcome recognition and financial support from the local community, both from individuals and organisations. During this summer we have been fortunate enough t...

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Kernos receives £2750 for Children and Young People counselling.
Posted July 31, 2017 by Steve Harris

Children and Young People with emotional, psychological and mental health problems can benefit enormously from counselling and, right from its inception, Kernos has made treatment of this vulnerabl...

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Kernos receives over £970 from the outgoing Mayor’s charity fund-raising
Posted by Steve Harris

Sudbury’s outgoing Mayor, Cllr Sue Ayres, chose Kernos as one of the local charities to which she lent her support during her 2016/17 term. The donation amounts from various fund-raising event...

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Delphi Apprentices Garden for Kernos
Posted by Steve Harris

Apprentices from Sudbury-based Delphi Diesel Systems descended on Kernos recently to make a co-ordinated attack on the courtyard garden at the Centre. Some time – and much hard work – later ...

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Kernos chosen as one of the new Mayor’s charities!
Posted May 17, 2017 by Steve Harris

Sudbury’s new Mayor, Cllr Sarah Page, has chosen Kernos as one of the three local charities that she will be lending her support to during her term of office. There will be various fund-raisin...

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Prioritising Mental Health in the Local Community
Posted May 1, 2017 by Steve Harris

Last month, just as Kernos was in the process of celebrating the 14th anniversary of the opening of its counselling centre in Sudbury – offering support for local people with emotional and psycho...

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Kernos gets a funding boost from Waitrose
Posted by Steve Harris

Each month Waitrose in Sudbury – as part of their company remit to help local community projects – selects three good causes to share a donation of £1000, in proportions decided by customers...

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Kernos is Recruiting…
Posted April 25, 2017 by Steve Harris

In order to cope with the ever-increasing demands for its services, Kernos is looking for people to: help run the office raise operational funding These are two positions that we need t...

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Co-op members raise over £650 for Kernos
Posted April 19, 2017 by Steve Harris

The Co-operative Society – as part of its Local Community Funding remit – helps raise money for good causes every time its members buy selected Co-op brand products from its stores. The Kern...

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Kernos Quiz Night raises over £1300
Posted April 13, 2017 by Steve Harris

On the night of Friday 24th March Long Melford Village Hall was crammed with around 115 contestants participating in the Kernos Centre’s 10th annual Quiz Night, during which the teams taking par...

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Sudbury’s 95 Club Donates £1000 to Kernos
Posted April 3, 2017 by Steve Harris

Kernos was delighted and extremely grateful recently to receive a cheque for £1,000 from the very generous ladies of Sudbury’s 95 Club. The Club, whose aims are to promote social and intellec...

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Newton Green Golf Club fund-raising partnership raises over £6000 for Kernos.
Posted March 30, 2017 by Steve Harris

Kernos is extremely pleased to be able to announce that its 2016/17 partnership with Newton Green Golf Club has resulted in over £6000 being raised for the Centre. The partnership, launched on ...

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Kernos Quiz Night – March 24th
Posted February 2, 2017 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre is holding its annual Quiz Night in Long Melford Village Hall on Friday March 24th – the 10th running of this very popular fund-raising event. Doors open at 7.15 for a 7.30 star...

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AGM Celebrates the Good Work Achieved by the Kernos Centre
Posted January 31, 2017 by Steve Harris

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge, Sudbury Town Mayor Cllr. Sue Ayers and the Deputy Mayor Cllr. Sarah Page, together with Babergh Councillors Jan and Adrian Osborne, Newton Green Golf Club’s Mens...

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Kernos to get fundraising boost from Waitrose in February
Posted by Steve Harris

Each month Waitrose in Sudbury – as part of their company remit to help local community projects – selects three good causes to share a donation of £1000. This February one of the three lo...

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Sudbury Area Cancer Support Group donate £200 to Kernos
Posted November 29, 2016 by Steve Harris

The Sudbury Area Cancer Support Group recently donated £200 to Kernos in recognition of the help and assistance the Centre can provide to people suffering from the emotional and psychological effe...

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Kernos supports Sudbury VASP promoting World Mental Health Day
Posted October 21, 2016 by Steve Harris

The Sudbury Voluntary and Statutory Partnership for Mental Health (VASP) is dedicated to improving mental health services, and the awareness of them, in Sudbury and the surrounding area. To prom...

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Bures Music Festival 2016 Awards Kernos £500
Posted by Steve Harris

Kernos was delighted and extremely grateful recently to receive an award of £500 from proceeds of the Bures Music Festival 2016, money which has already been put towards a long-awaited refurbishme...

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Morris Men’s Dance Donation
Posted September 21, 2016 by Steve Harris

The Belchamp Morris Men recently presented a cheque for £200 to Kernos, the result of donations received from their dance displays at various local venues during the summer. Founded in 1976, t...

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Long Melford Street Fair Helps Kernos To Help Local People
Posted August 31, 2016 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre was nominated by the organising committee of the revived Long Melford Street Fair, held this July, to be its chosen charity A record crowd of over 10,000 people flocked to the ...

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Kernos receives £3000 for child and parent counselling
Posted August 23, 2016 by Steve Harris

While children and young people with emotional and psychological problems can benefit enormously themselves from a course of counselling, what is often overlooked are the effects that the children...

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Friends of Glemsford WI donate over £900 to Kernos
Posted August 2, 2016 by Steve Harris

Back in June the Friends of Glemsford WI, led by Lesley Lagden, organised a Summer Ball and Hog Roast in Glemsford Village Hall. Sue De’Ath – a long-time volunteer with Kernos – suggested ...

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Kernos receives over £1500 from the outgoing Mayor’s charity fund-raising!
Posted July 29, 2016 by Steve Harris

Sudbury’s outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jack Owen, chose Kernos as one of the local charities that he lent his support to during his 2015/16 term. The donation amounts from various fund-raising events ...

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Kernos receives £10,000 grant to help vulnerable local children and young people
Posted June 10, 2016 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre has long been endeavouring to supplement the gaps in the statutory provision for counselling for local children and young people who are struggling with emotional and psychologica...

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Sudbury & District Round Table Garden for Kernos
Posted May 25, 2016 by Steve Harris

Members of the Sudbury & District Round Table descended on Kernos on 19th May to make a co-ordinated attack on the overgrown and long-neglected courtyard garden at the Centre. Some time – ...

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Kernos chosen as one of the new Mayor’s charities!
Posted by Steve Harris

Sudbury’s new Mayor, Cllr Sue Ayers, has chosen Kernos as one of the three local charities that she will be lending her support to during her term of office. There will be various fund-raising...

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Leavenheath Stitch & Chatter Group donate £100 to Kernos
Posted May 6, 2016 by Steve Harris

Teresa Barrowclough from the Leavenheath Stitch & Chatter Group recently presented a cheque on behalf of her members for £100 to Kernos. Director Chris Boatwright said: “We are very gratefu...

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Nationwide’s Community Match Scheme awards Kernos £600
Posted April 19, 2016 by Steve Harris

Community Match is Nationwide Building Society’s in-branch local charity voting campaign. Each quarter the society’s branches feature 3 local charities/community organisations, chosen from cust...

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Suffolk Young People’s Health Project Survey
Posted by Steve Harris

The Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (4YP) is seeking responses from as many young people throughout Suffolk as possible to a comprehensive survey about their health and wellbeing needs, and...

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Kernos Passes a 2,500-client Milestone
Posted April 4, 2016 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre opened in Friar Street, Sudbury on the 1st April 2003 and this March we passed a milestone – over 2,500 people from Sudbury and the surrounding area having benefitted from our s...

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Richard raises over £500 for Kernos
Posted March 17, 2016 by Steve Harris

One of our supporters, Richard Dedicoat, ran his first half-marathon for Kernos in the Colchester event run on the 13th March. Ideal weather conditions made it a fantastic morning for the race,...

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Sudbury Talbot Rotary Club donate £500 to Kernos
Posted by Steve Harris

A share of the proceeds from the Christmas Tree Festival in St. Peter’s Church in Sudbury was presented to Kernos recently. Val Tyrell from the Sudbury Talbot Rotary Club gave a cheque for £5...

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Kernos and Newton Green Golf Club tee-off on a fund-raising partnership
Posted March 8, 2016 by Steve Harris

We are very pleased to announce that the joint Captains of Newton Green Golf Club have chosen Kernos to be their local Charity of the Year for 2016/17 . This partnership, which launched on Monda...

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Kernos Quiz Night raises over £1350
Posted March 7, 2016 by Steve Harris

On the night of Friday 26th February Long Melford Village Hall was crammed with contestants participating in the Kernos Centre’s 9th annual Quiz Night, during which the teams taking part managed ...

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Richard Runs for Kernos Funds
Posted February 29, 2016 by Steve Harris

Richard Dedicoat, a Kernos Companion, is running his first half-marathon race in Colchester on Sunday 13th March to raise funds on behalf of the Kernos Centre. The half-marathon is run over 21 kilo...

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James Cartlidge MP visits the Kernos Centre
Posted February 18, 2016 by Steve Harris

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge visited Kernos on Tuesday 16th February to meet the therapists and find out more about the Centre and the range of counselling services that we offer. His visit ...

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Nationwide Building Society nominates Kernos as one of its featured charities this quarter
Posted January 29, 2016 by Steve Harris

Nationwide is the world’s biggest building society which, as a mutual organisation, is run for the benefit of all its members. Citizenship is at the heart of Nationwide’s business – and a vit...

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AGM Celebrates Incredible Work Done By The Kernos Centre
Posted January 27, 2016 by Steve Harris

Sudbury Town Mayor Cllr. Jack Owen, South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge (left) and Lord Phillips of Sudbury OBE were among the thirty guests, volunteers and staff present at the Kernos Centre’s 12th...

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A Happy New Year – and a big thank-you from everyone at Kernos
Posted January 13, 2016 by Steve Harris

All the staff and volunteers at the Kernos Centre would like to wish our supporters a very Happy New Year and thank them for their generous donations and various fund-raising efforts over the past ...

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Kernos AGM – 22nd January 2016
Posted by Steve Harris

You are cordially invited to attend the Kernos AGM commencing at 5.oopm on Friday 22nd January 2016 at the Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. Everyone is welcome to come along and...

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The Kernos Centre’s Fundraising Cookbook is here!
Posted November 17, 2015 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Cookbook has now been published and is available for a donation of just £5 per copy – ideal Christmas presents for friends and family. We hope you will enjoy reading and trying t...

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Fundraise for Kernos while you shop for Christmas…
Posted October 19, 2015 by Steve Harris

Christmas is coming! And, if you buy your presents on-line, you can help raise funds for Kernos for FREE! Doing your Christmas shopping on-line at your favourite stores, but accessing them th...

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Kernos – Raising Awareness of Mental Health
Posted October 9, 2015 by Steve Harris

On Thursday 8th October Kernos Director Chris Boatwright (right) and other Kernos staff were present on the World Mental Health Day stall in Sudbury with the Member of Parliament for Suffolk South,...

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Kernos grateful for Waitrose donation
Posted September 29, 2015 by Steve Harris

Each month Waitrose in Sudbury – as part of their company remit to help local community projects – selects three good causes to share a donation of £1000. This August one of the three local...

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Kernos gets £5,000 to help Children and Young People
Posted August 17, 2015 by Steve Harris

The Suffolk Community Foundation have awarded a grant of £5,000 – from their Raising the Bar Community Fund – to the Kernos Centre to help support Children and Young People in ‘coming to sch...

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Adam goes to great pains fundraising for Kernos…
Posted by Steve Harris

Over the years Kernos has benefitted from many interesting fundraising initiatives, but this effort was probably one of the most physically challenging that we’ve been told about! Adam Shipley...

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A Fundraising Cookbook for the Kernos Centre
Posted August 3, 2015 by Steve Harris

Between now and the middle of September we are trying to gather together some special recipes to put into a Kernos Cookbook that can be sold in the lead-up to Christmas to raise money for the Kerno...

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Kernos to get fundraising boost from Waitrose in August
Posted July 17, 2015 by Steve Harris

Each month Waitrose in Sudbury – as part of their company remit to help local community projects – selects three good causes to share a donation of £1000. This August one of the three local...

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Kernos Centre Receives £3250 from Sudbury Fun Run
Posted June 29, 2015 by Steve Harris

On Thursday 25th June Chris Boatwright and Ann Dennis from the Kernos Centre attended a presentation ceremony at Sudbury Town Hall to receive a cheque for £3250 from the organisers of the Sudbury ...

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Counselling for Carers
Posted June 28, 2015 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre, which provides professional counselling and psychotherapy services for Sudbury and the surrounding area, last year applied for and won an Innovation Grant from Suffolk County C...

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Kernos chosen as one of the new Mayor’s charities!
Posted May 26, 2015 by Steve Harris

Sudbury’s new Mayor, Cllr Jack Owen, has chosen Kernos as one of the local charities that he will be lending his support to during his term of office. There will be various fund-raising events...

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Sudbury Fun Run raises funds for Kernos
Posted April 20, 2015 by Steve Harris

Jonni Dennis, the son of  Kernos Counsellor Anne Dennis, acquitted himself extremely well in this year’s 5-mile Sudbury Fun Run – held on a generally wet Good Friday – coming 64th out of a t...

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Kernos is 12 years old!
Posted March 31, 2015 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre opened in Friar Street, Sudbury on the 1st April 2003 – and we are honoured and extremely pleased that our 12th Anniversary has been celebrated by our selection as the local ch...

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Kernos enters the Sudbury Fun Run…
Posted March 26, 2015 by Steve Harris

...and the Walk! Kernos Counsellors Anne Dennis and Sue Newton have both entered the 5-mile Walk that accompanies the Sudbury Fun Run, which is taking place on Good Friday, 3rd April. They...

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Another New Counsellor Joins Kernos
Posted by Steve Harris

The ever increasing demand for counselling services in Sudbury and the surrounding area has prompted the appointment of another new counsellor by the Kernos Centre. Maria Curry recently joined ...

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Sudbury Fun Run to raise funds for Kernos
Posted March 4, 2015 by Steve Harris

The Sudbury Fun Run, an annual charity 5-mile run and Sponsored Walk, is one of the major long-standing sporting events in our town – it has now been taking place in various forms since the early...

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Kernos Quiz Night raises over £1200
Posted by Steve Harris

Around 130 people crammed into Long Melford Village Hall last Friday (27th February) for the Kernos Centre's 8th annual Quiz Night, where we succeeded in raising over £1,200! Our organisers...

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Kernos Quiz Night – 27th February 2015
Posted February 12, 2015 by Steve Harris

The Kernos Centre is holding its annual Quiz Night at Long Melford Village Hall on Friday February 27th – the 8th running of this very popular fund-raising event. Doors open at 7.15 for a 7.30 st...

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Kernos AGM – January 2015
Posted December 18, 2014 by Graham Hill

You are cordially invited to attend the Kernos AGM commencing at 5pm on Friday 23rd January 2015 at the Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. We would love to see you there. For more...

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Relaxation and Resilience – could your organisation benefit?
Posted October 17, 2014 by Steve Harris

Kernos is actively looking for organisations or groups who would like to benefit from signing up a group of staff, volunteers or clients for a course in Relaxation and Resilience – 8 weeks of one...

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Growing your Tenners!
Posted October 13, 2014 by admin

An exciting new fundraising initiative starts this October when, for six months, localgiving.com will be doubling all online donations – up to a maximum of £10 – made to Kernos and other membe...

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Two New Counsellors Join Kernos
Posted September 19, 2014 by admin

Ever increasing demand for counselling services in Sudbury and the surrounding area has prompted the appointment of two new counsellors by the Kernos Centre. Steve Hughes and Ann Coltman joined ...

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Sainsbury’s Race Night gambol raises over £310
Posted July 14, 2014 by admin

A number of counsellors, volunteers and directors from the Kernos Centre were among those assembled at Sainsbury’s in Sudbury last Sunday evening (27th July) for a fun event with a difference. ...

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Sainsbury’s Collection raises over £200
Posted May 31, 2014 by admin

Counsellors and volunteers from the Kernos Centre were out in force at Sainsbury’s in Sudbury last Friday and Saturday (30th & 31st May) for an in-store collection to help raise funds for our...

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Tia’s hair-raising contribution…
Posted May 20, 2014 by Steve Harris

Young Tia (left) loves her long hair – but when she heard that the Little Princess Cancer Trust was looking for hair donations to provide real hair wigs for children who have lost their own throu...

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Sainsbury’s and Kernos join forces
Posted January 7, 2014 by admin

The Kernos Centre is very pleased to have been chosen as Sainsbury's local charity partner for the store's first year of trading in Sudbury. Sainsbury's staff and managers are helping us out in ma...

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10 for 10 Tenth Anniversary Celebrations!
Posted June 7, 2013 by admin

 In 2013 the Kernos Centre is 10 years old! To celebrate this milestone, raise funds, and raise the profile of our service we are holding ten special events over the course of 2013 - to date 6 ou...

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Upper Schools Counselling Pilot
Posted April 7, 2012 by admin

A new initiative has just started with both Sudbury and Cornard Upper schools, involving a Kernos therapist seeing students for counselling, but on the school premises. Students are referred by the...

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