There are so many exciting fundraising developments going on that we’re struggling to keep up with you all! 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.
Pure Innovations fundraiser
Pure Innovations are kindly fundraising for us through this Royal Wedding event at Etherow Park Cafe on 19th May. It’s a public event so feel free to pop along.
numero are part of an organisation called Callcredit information Group and they have chosen us as their Charity of the Year. Their Pizza and Games evening was great fun, and raised £108 for us.
This event brought together Numero staff and Stockport Mind staff and a trustee – poker, Connect 4 and Play Your Cards Right kept everyone very much entertained.
The company are planning a firewalk, a marathon on a treadmill or static bike, and an end of year mindfulness event as part of their fundraising. There will also be charity cake bakes and one member of staff is doing a Tough Mudder event for us.
Avecto have done a substantial amount of fundraising for us, including raising over £1200 in last year’s Great Manchester Run. On St Patrick’s Day this year, they held a competition in the office involving balloons and prizes, with all proceeds coming to us. The final total from this great event will be confirmed when we have it.
We are Charity of the Year for Sky in Stockport. Two of their staff are taking on a 24 hour three peak (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) challenge with seven other friends in May, and over £440 has already been raised.
A Record Store Day event saw £147.50 raised, matched by the company to £295. Staff members very resourcefully made old records into various things like plant pots, clocks and notepads.
Sky’s Operations Manager Sheldon McCrae completed the Liverpool Half Marathon for us and raised over £645.
Another Sky staff member is running for us in June. Matthew Birkett takes on the Tour of Tameside 10k, and his fundraising page is here.
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 Stockport 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.
The Kingsway School
On 29th March, the school completed their 13th sponsored walk in aid of six charities, of which we are one. This 12 mile walk was a fantastic event and everyone involved did so well.
Prospect Vale Primary School
We’ve delivered some mental health sessions at the school in the past. More recently they organised a Santa Dash and other events, which received the largest response from any charity collection they’ve held. They managed to raise a superb £1611.31 for us.
Kate Gerken is running her first half marathon for us. She is taking on the Manchester Half Marathon and you can help her reach her target here. Kate said: “I want to help generate awareness of charities like Stockport Mind and help lead people to understand that mental health isn’t something to be ashamed of or hide away from, and that support is always there.”
Leanne Brosnahan is running the Manchester 10k for us at the same event as Glen and Kate. She said: “My family is affected by mental ill health as is at least 1 in 4 families. Please support me for this very worthy cause.” You can donate to Leanne here.
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.