Greenfields’ staff, residents and partners have braved the shave, raced through Ultra Marathons and faced other challenges to raise £5,325.22 for Mid and North East Essex Mind in 2018.
In front of an audience of colleagues, Customer Service Advisor, Hannah Woods, shaved her shoulder-length hair on 18 May; while Mitchell Simmons, Shared Ownership Administration Officer, waxed his legs, making a total of £655 for the popular charity. And in August, staff members Debbie Mitchell and Natalie Williamson broke a sweat raising £565 running the 31-mile Stour Valley Ultra Marathon. Money has also been raised through bake sales, casual dress days and contributions from the general public at community events.
Jenny MacPherson, Community Partnerships Fundraiser at Mid and North East Essex Mind, says, “We would like to thank everyone at Greenfields Community Housing for their support over the past year – it has been fantastic to work alongside staff and see their motivation and passion for the cause. The money raised from the partnership will go directly to funding services in the local area for those experiencing a mental health problem. Thank you to everyone involved in making the partnership a success.”
Emma Palmer, Greenfields’ Chief Executive, said: “As an organisation, we believe that good mental health is as important as physical health. We offer initiatives and activities for staff and residents to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as referring them to supportive organisations like Mid and North East Essex Mind, where needed. We know the charity does fantastic work and are proud to contribute towards it.”
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