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A MENTAL health charity was given a donation to support its work in helping people with mental health issues in Newark.

The Shaw Mind Foundation received £8,918,00 from Beacon Hill Co-op, Newark.

The Newark Co-op store combined its fundraising with the Southwell store and donated the money to three charities.

The Shaw mind foundation receiving the cheque. (23138560)
The Shaw mind foundation receiving the cheque. (23138560)

Shaw Mind Foundation manager Su Hallum said: “We are honoured to have been chosen as a beneficiary of the Co-op’s Community Fund and very grateful for the generosity of our community.”

The charity will put the donation towards mental health projects in Newark including the newly- opened Breathe hub at a board game cafe in the town centre and is seen as a safe space for anyone. It is free of charge.

Su added: “The money will go a long way to continuing and developing the much-needed qualitative service that the Shaw Mind Foundation on provides in Newark and the surrounding areas.”

The other charities to receive donations from the Co-op Community Fund were Beaumond House Community Hospice, Newark, and Citizens Advice Bureau Newark and Sherwood.

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