Fiona Roper presented a cheque to Trustees Helen Carter and Adrian Rance on Thursday 11th June 2015 for £1500. This was half the monies raised from April’s Mayor’s Charity Flamenco Evening at The Beacon, Wantage.

Flamenco Evening Cheque

It has been an extremely good few weeks recently, along with the Flamenco Evening donation, Wantage Counselling Service have also received donations of £195 from Wantage Bodybuilding and £82 from the Rose Hips Belly Dancers who performed outside The Bear Hotel recently as part of Wantage Presents.


This money will be used by Wantage Counselling Service to continue to provide affordable counselling for the benefit of the community’s mental health, something which is often left out of the public eye. With a long service career, the charity has been described as “particularly valuable as a voluntary addition for patients in need of long term care beyond whatever the NHS can provide” by GPs and psychiatric consultants alike.

bodybuilding chequeWantage Counselling Service was founded in 1984 to provide counselling for individuals, couples and young people in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and beyond. WCS is particularly valuable as a voluntary addition for patients in need of long-term care beyond whatever the NHS can provide.
We see up to 50 people a week for short- or long-term counselling. As a BACP-accredited service we follow the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

WCS is a registered charity and aims to provide counselling irrespective of clients’ ability to pay the full fee. We rely on events and donations such as this both to help raise awareness of our service and to fund it.


Contact – for information on  Wantage Counselling Service –

Helen Carter (Trustee) 01235 764810 or Email: helen-carter@ntlworld.com

Shaun Galloway
Media and Publicity
Wantage Training & Counselling Service

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