10th Dec, 2016

Funding boost for local mental health charity

Shaun Reynolds 18th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

NEARLY £2,000 has been raised for Coventry Mind following 18 months of fund raising and physical challenges by Heart of England Training.

Coventry Mind, a mental health charity that has been helping Coventry residents from over 50 years, offers services such as counselling, group support and workshops to both adults and children.

The charity has had an impact on hundreds of people from across the city and the donation was received in great spirits by those involved.

Sheila Fretter, Coventry Training Centre Manager: “Raising money for such a great cause was fantastic.

“The learners took to the fund raisers and gave it their all to give support to Coventry Mind.

“The 18 months has also raised awareness in our training centre about mental health and how to get help if you or anyone you know needed it.”

Over the 18 months, a total of £1,861.60 has been raised by Heart of England Training and been very well received by Coventry Mind.

Fund raising events included the ‘500 miles challenge’ where learners and staff used treadmills and static bikes to cover the distance over a five day period.

Two training staff members, Sue Bateman and Vicki Spencer, completed The Wolf Run – a 10 kilometre mud run through forests, lakes and over obstacles.

Other fund raising activities organised by the learners at Heart of England Training included dress down days, cake sales and a fashion show at the Market Way training centre.