A year of dedicated fundraising from Hiscox boosts Mid and North East Essex Mind

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Our corporate partners for 2017, Hiscox Insurance, has raised an astonishing £32,488.75 for Mid and North East Essex Mind.

Hiscox staff organised a number of their own fundraising events including a quiz night, golf day, a summer barbecue and a Christmas party for children. Staff have also been involved in various challenges including the Colchester Half Marathon, skydives and the Virgin London Marathon.

Helen Bennett, HR Director for Hiscox, said: “we strive to create a great place to work and supporting local charities is a big part of that as fundraising efforts invariably create moments for camaraderie, team-building and can be good fun! Partnering with Mid and North East Essex Mind means the office can fundraise for a worthwhile cause, but it also has the added benefit of providing us with an opportunity to expand our knowledge of mental health.”

Felicity Keeble, a staff member at Hiscox, took part in the London marathon with a time of 4 hours and 56 minutes. She said: “mental health is talked about more than ever, but there is still a lot more to be done. People of all ages aren’t necessarily aware of the support that can be received from organisations such as Mid and North East Essex Mind, or think receiving this support means they are somehow weak – this needs to change which is why we are so proud to have supported them as our charity partner.”

James McQuiggan, Chief Executive Officer of Mid and North East Essex Mind, said the charity was thrilled to be receiving such a generous donation and thanked all the staff for their hard work organising events throughout the course of the year. He added: “we are a local, independent charity running a number of mental health services built around the needs of the community. We are delighted to receive this donation which will allow us to grow our services locally.”

A big thank you to all the staff at Hiscox for your support throughout 2017!

Photo reproduced with kind permission from Colchester Gazette.

For more information on how your business or employer can support Mid and North East Essex Mind, please visit our corporate support page or call the fundraising team on 01206 764600.