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Newark food company Bakkavor raises £8,200 for Nottinghamshire Mind who have relaunched services in Newark and Sherwood





Staff from a Newark food company raised £8,200, with match funding from their employer, for a mental health charity.

Bakkavor representatives met with the Nottinghamshire Mind team at their new premises at Aura Business Centre to hand over the cheque.

Having closed its doors because of a luck of funds, Newark Mind joined forces with the Central Notts and Bassetlaw branches in October, to create Nottinghamshire Mind.

The donation has helped Nottinghamshire Mind to relaunch services across Newark and Sherwood.

Bakkavor donate to Nottingham Mind..L-R Kerry Rigby of Bakkavor, Nic Roberts, CEO of Mind, Dale Jubbie, Promotions and Fundraising Lead, Caron Brooks, HR Manager at Bakkavor ​at The Aura Commerce & Technology Centre. 180119TV1-2. (6606591)
Bakkavor donate to Nottingham Mind..L-R Kerry Rigby of Bakkavor, Nic Roberts, CEO of Mind, Dale Jubbie, Promotions and Fundraising Lead, Caron Brooks, HR Manager at Bakkavor ​at The Aura Commerce & Technology Centre. 180119TV1-2. (6606591)

A spokesman for Bakkavor’s desserts leadership team said: “In September, four members of our Bakkavor Desserts Leadership team undertook the Three-Peaks Challenge.

“This required us to summit the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. It’s great to see that our donation of £8,200 to Mind has helped the service re-launch.

“Latest figures show one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and so it is reassuring to know these services are now available.”

The chief executive of Nottinghamshire Mind, Nic Roberts, said: “The hard work and dedication of the team at Bakkavor has enabled Mind to kick start a range of services for the communities of Newark and Sherwood following the closure of local agency Newark Mind.

“Support from the local community has been overwhelming and, as a charity, Mind relies on this to ensure that services can be sustained and meet an increasing need.

“2019 will now be an exciting time for Mind and local people can benefit from a range of one to one and groups based services across the district, including six-week training courses looking at wellbeing, information clinics supporting with individual concerns, counselling and therapeutic interventions.”

The services were launched at the start of January in Newark and Ollerton.

For more visit www.bassetlawmind.org.uk/mind-in-newark-and-sherwood/



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