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 email@example.com and we can help to support you with developing ideas or promoting what you’re doing.
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 so we are excited to see where this goes.
Annie completed the Heaton Park 9 mile run and will take on the Manchester Half Marathon in May, to raise funds for us. 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.”
Good luck to Annie ! You can donate to her here.
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.
Karisse’s white collar fight
Karisse has signed up for a white collar boxing event in aid of our services. She will compete on at Bowlers in Manchester. She said: “I chose Stockport Mind because mental health awareness and self care is something I am passionate about. As a sufferer from anxiety and have having bouts of depression in the past and I have found that services and information that you provided is much needed in this day and age.” You can donate to her effort here.
Shrigley Hall Hotel
They are hosting their Charity Golf Day in aid of our services on Friday 23rd August and the poster is here:
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.
Prodigy night in memory of Keith Flint
Aimee and friends have arranged a Prodigy night in memory of Keith Flint. This takes place on 11th May 2019. Tickets are £8, with the night raising awareness of male suicide and funds for our services. The Facebook event page is here. This event now has a changed venue and time of Revolution, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6NW, 6pm-1am.
Matt is taking on the 2019 London Marathon in tribute to Dan Chesters. “Dan played a part in countless people’s lives, I hope to honour the part he played in mine through this! The funds raised will go to Mind Stockport to help support the amazing work they do, aiming to ensure that no one has to go through mental health issues alone.”
You can help him to reach his £500 target here.
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.
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!
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.”
LDN to MCR #SpeakUpCycle
In memory of Shaun Thomson, a group of friends are raising money for us by aiming to cycle 330km in less than 24 hours. This will take place in June. You can donate to the #SpeakUpCycle team here and check out their Facebook event page here. Good luck guys!
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 almost £1000 through a six nations fun-day and other events/initiatives.
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.
The pub raised a brilliant amount of money for us last year. There is another quiz in the planning for June, with full details soon to be confirmed. A recent collection tin count means their most recent donation to us was £110.91.
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 are holding a Charity Golf Day on Sunday 7th April, and we will be able to confirm more details of events 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.
Bethan’s Kinder Scout trip
Bethan is raising funds for us through a Kinder Scout trip. You can donate here. 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.”
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.
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.
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 🙂 ”