Mind partnership gets off to a flying start6th March 2020
It’s been two months since we launched our inaugural charity partnership with Mind and we’ve had a great response in such a short time, both in terms of fundraising and establishing event teams for the cause.
Just two months into the partnership, we’ve hit 20% of our £10,000 fundraising target for the year.
Our Birmingham colleagues got the fundraising off the ground with a pre-launch office event in December, raising £80 but the vast majority of the £2,000 raised so far has come from our heroic NMU Minds, who have signed up to take on a fast-paced and physically challenging adventure – the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. The team, consisting of Charlotte Connelly, Mark Robson, Jane Steele and Tony Phillip from NMU Manchester will take on the National Three Peaks Challenge on the 12th-14th June.
Our mountain goats are enthusiastic about the event and have already started training for the challenge by rock climbing together in their spare time.
To help us reach our fundraising target for the Three Peaks Challenge, you can make a donation here.
Also joining the NMU Minds Team is Andy Baldwin, who has committed to taking on several 100 mile cycling events during 2020, including a 200 weekend on 19th June and the showcase event, Ride London-Surrey 100 on 16th August. Andy is no stranger to cycling long distances but has never taken on two 100 mile events in one weekend, so has started running to give his training a boost.
Our cycling fundraising stream is now live and you can donate towards the events here.
We have set up an Instagram page to share our teams training progress, fundraising updates and helpful content for anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We will be posting regular stories, fundraising targets, team related updates and important dates to be mindful of. Please consider following us to support our events teams’ journeys and stay up-to-date with our charity partnership.
We’re really proud of what the NMU Minds teams have achieved and raised so far. We aim to participate in more events and create more teams who are just as determined and dedicated as those already actively contributing to support the work of Mind.
There are talks of football tournaments, half marathons and even skydives! Watch this space.
To join our NMU Minds team and raise fund and awareness for Mind by participating in events with us, contact your local NMU contact. All event participants receive an event pack including a NMU T-shirt.
Fundraising total, so far….
We would like to thank all who have sponsored us so far by donating to our fundraising pages or sharing our links with your family and friends. We are pleased to be sharing your support and generosity with Mind.
If you’d like to donate to our cause, please visit our dedicated Mind page.