Woodhead Group has named Mind as its chosen charity for 2017.
Each year the construction company choose a different charity to support and are thrilled to announce their 2017 charity as the mental health charity.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of different mental health problems.
Throughout 2017 Woodhead Group will be raising money through individual activities as well as companywide fundraising events. the partnership kicked off on Monday 3rd April with “Happy Monday” which encourages staff to spread cheer and joy by wearing bright clothing.
Last year various activities took place including a golf day, several raffles, a charity fete and a masquerade ball. The ball was such a success that they are planning another one in September to support Mind.
This year the staff are all on board again and keen to raise as much money as they can for their chosen charity.
Mathew Hall, Marketing Manager of Woodhead Group said “We were blown away by the response last year and the money raised during our special 70th anniversary year.
“So many people who experience mental health problems don’t get the support they really need. Mind provides this support and also provides well needed education and awareness of mental health problems.
“Hopefully the success from last year’s fundraising efforts will be repeated again and Woodhead Group will be celebrating yet another fantastic achievement for their chosen charity.”
Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, said: “We are hugely grateful to Woodhead Group for choosing Mind as its charity of the year and helping to ensure that we can support the one in four people who experience a mental health problem in any given year. Money raised over the course of this partnership will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most, and to fight to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.”
Last year the response was incredible and Woodhead Group managed to smash their target and raise a huge £30,798.59! Seventy five percent of the money raised in 2016 went to national charity, The Prince’s Trust, and the remaining 25% was donated locally to St Mary’s Church in Edwinstowe, which the Woodhead family has long standing links with.
Anyone wishing to support Woodhead Group’s fundraising can donate through the Just Giving Page.