UBC Launches 2019 Fundraising Campaign for Mental Health Charity, Mind
UBCUK has launched a fundraising campaign on behalf of UK mental health charity, Mind, across its entire business centre portfolio.
Throughout 2019, centre managers and their teams across all 7 UBC business centres will organise and participate in regular fundraising events, ranging from coffee mornings and cake bakes to sporting challenges, to raise funds for Mind.
Mind is dedicated to supporting people with mental health problems, because it is one of the biggest health issues of our time. According to Mind, 1 in 4 of people will experience a mental health problem in any given year, which stops us living our lives as we need or want to.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and also campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Last year UBC pledged support for Guide Dogs UK, a nationwide charity for the blind and partially sighted, and successfully raised over £4,000 for the organisation - well above its original target of £2,500.
This fantastic sum was made possible thanks to generous donations from clients and visitors at UBC centres, who not only donated to the campaign but also took part in regular fundraising events and guide dog puppy visits, to help support the charity’s work.
In 2019, while much of UBC’s focus is dedicated on fundraising for Mind, each centre will also support their choice of charity based closer to home.
One of them is Creating Adventures, a Warrington based group that works to enrich and stimulate the lives of adults with autism and additional needs. UBC has donated a serviced office to Creating Adventures at Rutherford House in Birchwood, Warrington, which now serves as the group’s head office.
“I am so excited and happy with my new UBC office,” said Jenny Allcock, Founding Chief Officer at Creating Adventures. “Everything is taken care of, all I need to do is turn up and work. Working alone can be a very isolating experience - but not anymore. The team here at UBC think of everything to keep their clients happy, and it feels like a family already.”
Another cause is KidsOut, a nationwide children’s charity that UBC continues to support during the festive season, by working with clients to donate gifts to children and young people living in care.
In recent years, tens of thousands of pounds has been raised for local and nationwide charities, but none of it would be possible without the big-hearted support provided by clients at UBC’s 7 centres across the country, who so generously give up their valuable time to participate in events and help raise funds for these vital causes.
Watch this space and keep an eye on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date with UBC’s fundraising events, and visit UBC’s JustGiving fundraising page to make a donation to Mind.