Many exciting fundraising developments have been confirmed for us recently. We would like to say a massive thanks to absolutely everyone involved in all of the below. Fundraising can make a big difference to our charity and what we’re able to do.
We have been confirmed as Charity of the Year for Sky in Stockport. On Time To Talk Day we were at their offices and spoke to over 30 of their staff members about mental health. We will be working alongside them to plan fundraising activities, and one such fundraiser has already been confirmed – their Operations Manager Sheldon McCrae is taking on the Liverpool Half Marathon for us in March. You can donate to his effort here. We are delivering mental health awareness training to staff members at Sky soon, and other exciting things are being planned. Watch this space.
Numero are part of an organisation called Call Credit and they have chosen us as their Charity of the Year too. Our partnership with them is in its early stages but we will be sure to share more information as and when events are taking place or details are confirmed.
We have already received a substantial amount of money in the way of fundraising from a series of excellent CDL events. This included almost £5700 from their Great Manchester Run effort alone, and their Christmas raffle raised over £1200 for us as well. Their next challenge is a Born Survivor event in May, and you can donate to the team here.
Glen receives support from our Carers Support Service and this year he will be running The Great Manchester Run 10k for us. Glen said: “Stockport Mind are a charity close to my heart since I became my wife’s full time Carer last year.” Glen’s training is going well, running three times per week, and you can donate to his effort here. This event takes place on 20th May.
The Kingsway School
On 29th March, the school are doing their 13th sponsored walk in aid of six charities, of which we are one. This is a 12 mile walk and the other charities to benefit are Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Teenage Cancer Trust, Kidscan, Anorexia & Bulimia Care and The Pip Foundation. These charities were chosen by the school’s students, and their sister school The Kolweny Kingsway in Kenya will also benefit from this event.
Before Christmas, the pub held a raffle for us, raising over £150. Since Christmas, they have been selling pump clips from the bar, with all proceeds coming to us as well.
This branch of the supermarket kindly included us in their Green Token Scheme which ran between October and December 2017. We received £200 from them in February after the votes had been added up.
BASF companies supply a wide range of materials to UK industries. Employees at their Cheadle office will primarily be raising funds for The Christie this year, but we are delighted to learn that we will be receiving a donation too, alongside St Ann’s Hospice and Teenage Cancer Trust.
If you become a Co-op member, which costs just £1, you can select us as your chosen charity. You will get a percentage back on what you spend, but this will also raise money for us at no extra cost to you as well.
This will help us to fund Confidence and Emotional Resilience-building courses which are very beneficial to people in the local community. We have already delivered such workshops successfully and would be delighted to be able to provide more.
The way this works is that the Co-op Local Community Fund will match a percentage of everything you spend in stores (including a share of carrier bags) or at funeral branches, and send this our way.
Again, thank you so much to everyone involved in all of the above, we very much appreciate all of the hard work that goes into such events.
If you would like to join the above people in fundraising for us, please do let us know by emailing us or phoning 0161 480 7393 and we can see how we can work with you to help you with your ideas.