Each year our Swindon site choose a charity to raise money to go to a worthy cause. Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind was the charity chosen by our colleagues for 2019.
Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind provides advice, support and services to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem in the Swindon and Gloucestershire region. For more information please visit their website www.sgmind.org.uk to find out more.
Over the past year we have used celebrations such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Easter to raise money for this amazing charity. Woven has taken part in home made bake sales, dress down days and hand-made jewellery selling to allow us to raise a total of £1881.22!
We had a representative from Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind come to our Swindon office to present them with a cheque of the money we have raised for them. Swindon’s charity group represented by Sue Baker and Jaimie Byrne were really excited to run through a presentation which clearly demonstrated the depth of the Swindon sites commitment to fundraising events over the last 12 months.
Carney Bonner, Senior Lead from Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind was visibly taken aback by the cheque and gratefully received it on behalf of the organization. Carney was quick to highlight that all the money raised would go directly to the local ‘membership’ of Mind to support with wellbeing, learning and development.