Following this unusual and challenging year, Fire Depot has donated £1,000 to both Mind and The Trussell Trust to assist them in their much needed, good work in support of people who may be struggling, particularly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The lockdowns and tier restrictions has meant that the fundraising activities the company had planned for the year had to be put on hold.
Managing Director, Laurie Pollard said: “This year has been a challenging year for all of us and different in lots of ways but the one thing we knew we wanted to keep the same was donating to charity. The two charities we have chosen to support work to help people with hunger and mental health problems, many of whom are not faring well as a result of the pandemic.”
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding and believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
Every year, one in four people experience a mental health problem. Mind is a charity that relies on donations, for every £1 received in donations, 84p is spent on charity work. An £8 donation supports the running of the Mind Information Line, a phone line that provides people with vital information about mental health support in their local area. A £21 donation will go towards supporting the charity’s online peer support community which connects others who are feeling anxious or lonely during the lockdown. Visit www.mind.org.uk for further information.
The Trussell Trust
This charity works to stop people across the country from going hungry. With more than 1,200 food bank centres across its network, the charity spends any donations it receives on getting meals to those who need them most. A donation of just £10 provides one family with an evening meal.
New research reveals food banks in the Trussell Trust network are forecast to give out six emergency food parcels a minute this winter, a 61% increase on last year. You can learn more at www.trusselltrust.org