Leading estate agency Connells Group has raised over £10,000 for its corporate charity partner Mind, by organising a week long fundraising challenge across its branches, support functions and subsidiaries.
Culminating on Monday October 10th, World Mental Health Day, the week saw a range of fundraising activities take place including raffles, tombolas, silent auctions, bake sales, fitness challenges and a ‘Wear it Green’ day with colleagues invited to donate and wear something green, the colour associated with awareness for mental health, to help raise all-important funds.
The business also invited colleagues to attend a ‘Lunch and Learn’ event, hosted by Mind, to find out more about the partnership, and also a ‘Time to Talk’ session to encourage colleagues to open up about mental health and signpost where to seek support.
Connells Group CEO David Livesey, says: “Thank you to everyone who took part in our charity week for Mind. It has been incredible seeing such a variety of activities across all parts of our business working together towards the same goal – raising essential funds to support Mind in the fight for better mental health.”
Charlotte Porter, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said: “We’re so thankful to Connells Group for their support. We’ve loved seeing members of the team who have gone out of their way to take part in so many activities from bake sales to Wear It Green day. A massive well done to everyone involved. We can’t thank you enough for your support!
“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 to those businesses who supported Connells Group’s fundraising either through donating or supplying resources for the charity week including: Aviva, Barclays, Leeds Building Society, Morrisons, Peli BioThermal, Platform, Principality Intermediaries, Ro&Zo, The Oxfordshire Golf, Hotel & Spa and The West Brom.