We are very excited to announce that our #MilesforMind Challenge against Brethertons Solicitors has raised a fantastic £1,296 (including gift aid) for Mind UK.
On Sunday 18 November at Spiceball Leisure Centre in Banbury, Partners and staff from both Ellacotts and Brethertons took part in the gruelling challenge to see who could clock up the most miles. Each firm had a treadmill, a bike and a rowing machine and all three had to be in use at all times over a 4 hour period.
Halfway through the challenge, we compared scores and discovered Brethertons were narrowly in the lead. With 2 hours left, we managed to claw it back, becoming the overall winners at the end!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Spiceball for hosting our event and allowing us the use of the Gym. Also, to all our volunteers who kindly gave up their Sunday in order to do their part in the challenge. Finally, to everybody who donated generously to our fundraising page. Your donations will help Mind UK continue to spread awareness of mental health and support people in need.
In October we ran a joint charity quiz with Brethertons and the combined total raised for Mind UK from both events comes to a massive £3,454!
Mind UK provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
As well as campaigning on a national level, Mind provides help and support directly to those who need it most. Their network of around 135 local Minds offers specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities they support.