Major trade-only technology distributor and one of Diss’ largest employers Midwich, is delighted to announce they have named mental health charity, Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind, as their chosen charity for the next two years, as voted for by employees. Midwich staff raised £45,834.36 for their previous chosen charity, Nelson’s Journey, during 2017 and 2018.
Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind provides life-saving information when people need it most. They work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all. Mind believe that with the right support and resources anyone can create a life that feels meaningful.
The 250+ staff located at Midwich head office in Diss, launched the new partnership on Friday 1st March by raising £258 for the charity. As well as a bake sale, staff members rode exercise bikes and rowing machines which included individual challenges throughout the day. The aim was to highlight the positive affect that physical exercise can have on a person’s mental health.
Sarah Ingram, Fundraising Manager, Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind, commented: “Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind are delighted to be chosen as the charity partner of Midwich for 2019 and we look forward to working with them over the coming months. We believe that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone and with the support from organisations like Midwich we can highlight the important work we do in the community and raise much needed funds for projects and services in the area.”
Carla Shipp, Group Head of HR at Midwich, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Mind as our chosen charity over the next two years. Staff get to choose which charity they wish to support and keeping our focus local is important to all of us here at Midwich. We really hope that with the values we aim to raise from the support of our staff, their families, friends and of course the wider community, it will help to make a real difference in providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem”.