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19 March 2019

Teams give hearts and minds to mental health support

More than £7,000 has been raised for regional mental health charity Leeds Mind thanks to a year of fundraising activity.

And fundraising rarely gets more active than the exploits of staff at the Leeds office of investment management and stockbroking firm Redmayne Bentley.

From racing up Mount Snowdon to climbing Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, no challenge was too tough, no mountain too high for staff in the Bond Court office, who selected Leeds Mind as their chosen charity for 2018.

Karen Leach, a member of the firm’s Interactive Group, which coordinates the efforts of staff to volunteer and raise funds for charitable organisations, said: “We’re delighted with the amount we have been able to raise this year. A lot of people got involved with the outdoor activities and raised some impressive totals through sponsorship.

“But there were also lots of indoor activities too, including bake-offs and sweepstakes, which meant that people from departments across the office were all involved in raising this total.

“Leeds Mind is a very worthwhile cause and everybody was pleased that it was chosen for our charity of the year. As well as funding, we are glad to have helped raise awareness of how mental health can impact people within the workplace as well within the wider community.”

Rachael Crabtree, Investment Administrator, took part in the 17-km race over Mount Snowdon, Wales, as well as Tough Mudder in Skipton and the Leeds 10k Run.

She was also among people taking part in the 24-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. Others who went on this journey included Marketing Manager Simon Chruscht, Marketing Executive Brogan Hirst, Communications Executive Rebecca Moorby, Assistant to Head of Investment Management Letitia Thomas, Senior Compliance Officer Lucy Greenbank, Transfers Administrator Sarah Stead, IT Operations Assistant Alistair Mancrief and Accounts Administrator Ellie Fahy. 

Charli Brunning, corporate fundraising officer from Leeds Mind, commented: “The fundraising we receive from businesses such as Redmayne Bentley enables our work as a charity to flourish, helping us to deliver mental health services across the Leeds area.  The entire Redmayne Bentley team worked tirelessly throughout the year to ensure funds were raised at every opportunity and we’re extremely grateful – not only for the fundraising element, but also in raising awareness of the importance of managing mental health in the workplace. Thank you for your incredible support throughout 2018 and good luck in your future fundraising.”


Photo caption: Clockwise from left: Anna Crump, Nick Thompson, Alistair Mancrief, Neil Talbot, Karen Leach, Rachael Crabtree, Eliza Henesy, Ellie Fahy.

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