Leading estate agency and property services provider Connells Group has raised over £12,000 for its corporate charity partner Mind by organising a 10 mile walk between two of its head office locations.
The event, which coincided with World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10th October, saw a team of over 80 colleagues walk or run 10 miles along the Grand Union Canal – from Cumbria House in Leighton Buzzard to Countrywide House in Milton Keynes.
As well as being an opportunity to raise essential funds to support Mind in the fight for better mental health, the event brought together teams from across both Connells and Countrywide and, for some, the first time to catch up with colleagues in person safely since the start of the pandemic.
Connells Group CEO David Livesey, says: “Well done and thank you to all those who walked, ran, volunteered and donated to our challenge. It was a fantastic day bringing everyone together for such a worthwhile cause. We feel this is an important year in particular to support and promote mental wellbeing given the past 18 months – and the day certainly proved just the tonic being out in the fresh air and seeing many colleagues. This has been our first significant charity event since the pandemic and we look forward to many more to come.”
Emma Ishan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind said: “We’re so thankful to the teams from Connells Group for completing their 10 miles for Mind challenge on World Mental Health Day. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the nation’s mental health, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems, and it is vital that everyone has access to the right support, advice and information when they need it. The money raised by Connells Group will enable us to continue to provide support so that no one has to face their mental health problem alone.”
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
A very special thank you goes to the following businesses who supported the event either through donating or supplying resources for the day: Agency Express, Apogee, Coach Kelly, Kremer Signs, Morrisons Leighton Buzzard, Office Team, SCC, Softcat PLC, Ian Chapman at Sópers House and Twin Technology.
For more information about Mind visit the website at www.mind.org.uk or to make donation to the company’s fundraising, visit:
Highlights of the event are available here: