This blog post showcases all the wonderful local people who kindly arrange events to raise vital funds to support our local mental health services. Thank you so much to everyone involved in all of these things.
If you might like to raise funds for us in some way this year, please feel free to contact us on 0161 480 7393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help to support you with developing ideas or promoting what you’re doing.
LDN to MCR #SpeakUpCycle
In memory of friends, a heroic team of 12 cyclists conquered a London to Stockport route in less than 24-hours. They’ve raised a wonderful £11,500+ by completing this challenge, and created a brilliant community in the process, with hundreds welcoming them home. The team are still counting the final donations and are also looking to put together an article for us about the whole experience – watch this space!
The market research company have a Bramhall office and this year their staff voted for us as the company’s chosen charity for 2019. They have already raised over £2500 through the Great Manchester Run, a six nations fun-day and other events/initiatives.
Matt completed the London Marathon and raised an excellent £1762.50 for us in the process. This event was in tribute to Dan Chesters.
The pub have raised a brilliant amount of money for us through various initiatives and events. The latest was another wonderful pub quiz, where £800 was raised.
Prodigy night in memory of Keith Flint
Aimee and friends held a Prodigy rave night in memory of Keith Flint, which raised £643.97 for us. She’s already planning the next event!
Bethan’s Kinder Scout trip
Bethan and friends raised over £800 for us through their Kinder Scout trip. She said: “We are taking a walk up kinder scout in memory of those that we have lost due to mental health and those that suffer on a daily basis and those that suffer in silence. We are trying to make awareness for those suffering and families that have been affected.”
Dawn and Life Leisure
Dawn and a team of gym-goers and staff linked to Life Leisure are holding a ‘Combatathon’ to raise funds for us. We’re really looking forward to hearing about how it goes.
Over the course of two years, CDL raised an absolutely fantastic £13.873 for us, through running events, bake sales, Born Survivor challenges, raffles, sponsored walks and more. We celebrated their amazing efforts with a Big Cheque photo and presentation.
Karisse’s white collar fight
Karisse completed her white collar boxing fight and raised £545 plus gift aid. She said: “Fight night was simply amazing. And I loved every second of it. It was so rewarding to see what we have all worked hard for come to fruition. My match was thrilling. We both put our all into it. We scored a draw and I honestly couldn’t have called it. It’s been a challenging experience both physically and mentally; I have learned a lot about myself. And I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try something different.”
Donna’s Bubble Rush
Staff member Donna is taking part in a Bubble Rush 5k event in Wythenshawe in June. “I am doing this for Stockport Mind to help raise vital funds to help those suffering with mental health issues.” You can donate to her here.
The boutique fashion company are fundraising for us by selling t-shirts with designs relating to mental health, and donating £5 from the sale of every shirt to support our local services. So far there are two designs available with an ‘it’s okay not to be…’ slogan, and you can check those out here and here. There are other ideas in the planning too – we can’t wait!
Pat and family – for Joe
In memory of Joe, Pat and family raised a wonderful £377.55, donated by their family and friends.
Annie has been doing lots of running to raise funds for us, with another event planned for October. She said: “Mind are very close to the family, particularly Stockport Mind. Your mental health is the most important thing you own, if you struggle to take care of it yourself, there are people here to support you.” She’s raised over £180 already.
Cheadle Hulme School
The school held a fashion show fundraiser for us in March and raised a superb £1237.90. This was organised by students and was a great success, with awareness raising around mental health also taking place, in addition to talks about ethical and sustainable fashion.
Shrigley Hall Hotel
They are hosting their Charity Golf Day in aid of our services on Friday 23rd August and the poster is here:
Zeno held a mental health awareness week event and invited us to be there to raise awareness with them. They also raised some funds for us in the process, over £30. Thanks to everyone who attended!
Towards the end of 2018, Parfetts began fundraising for us and have already raised a great amount. This year, more events are in the planning, including some staff members taking part in the Amsterdam Marathon and Manchester 10k in aid of our services. These events are in memory of Parfetts staff member John.
Staff member Marcus raised over £790 for us as part of a wider fundraising campaign for three charities, in memory of his Dad. This included a charity gig, and culminated in three half marathons in three weekends, the final one being a very hilly Darwen Half.
Jo and Sue
Jo works for a company that clean our Dove House office. In memory of her brother Danny, she is raising funds to support our services. She said: “We have chosen this charity as they are there to help and support people like Danny, to stop the stigma of all mental distress, whatever the cause and they cannot do it without our donations.”
Back in May 2017 we celebrated Fichtner raising over £7000 for us through a wide variety of activities. We were delighted to receive more vital funds from them in March 2019 – £272 raised through their Time To Talk bake sale.
Thanks to Oddfellows Stockport Combermere District Branch for more fundraising – this time we gratefully received a cheque for £150.
Stockport Family Services
On Time To Talk Day, staff from Stockport Family Services raised funds to support our services. They raised £177.01 through a day of cake, coffee and music.
Wendy and Dorothy
Through selling knitted toppers for Chocolate Oranges, Wendy, Dorothy and friends managed to raise £230 for us. They even brought one to the office for us as an added bonus!
Romiley Golf Club
We are the chosen charity for the golf club, and they are looking to host various events through the year to raise funds. They held their Charity Golf Day on Sunday 7th April, and we will be able to confirm more details of their fundraising soon.
Northenden Golf Club
We are also chosen charity for Northenden. They have already raised over £200 through various events, and have their Charity Day on Sunday 16th June.
Hidden Gem Candles and gifts
From the sale of each candle, Hidden Gem are looking to donate a percentage to us. This is a lovely idea!
A three-month exhibition hosted at Vernon Park Museum raised £36.59. This was organised by John, in memory of a friend.
Cheadle Get Connected – Fundraiser for Faye
CGC aim to connect the community, and this year they have put lots of focus on mental health. To celebrate their second birthday as an organisation, they are asking for donations in memory of Faye, “a beautiful soul who struggled with mental health problems yet brought smiles and love to anyone she would meet. Let’s share her love.” You can take a look at their page and donate here.
Craig’s brother has received support from us in the past, so Craig wants to say thanks by doing a cycling fundraiser to support our services. He said: “Because of Stockport Mind, he can go places and do things. I want to give something back.” You can visit Craig’s page here.
Thanks so much to all of our 18 REDers who took part in RED January 2019 with us. A number of them kindly raised funds for us through this as well, which added up to £249. Well done to all!
Every month, Brammer has an in-house lottery where staff across the company put in £1 and a random name is drawn out. Half of the winnings are donated to a charity chosen by the winner. Charlotte from the team recently won and kindly chose us as her charity. She said: “Previously being based in Stockport and being a big believer of supporting mental health services it was a no-brainer to pick yourselves 🙂 ”