Our company charity
We have found it more valuable and effective to focus our support on the work of one charity as a means of engaging staff around a central cause. As such we choose a national charity by an all-staff voting process – typically for a three-year duration – for which the majority of corporate fundraising efforts are undertaken. Following our successful partnerships with Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK and the Alzheimer's Society, our new corporate charity is Mind.
Mind believes that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone
One in five people from rural communities keep their mental health problems to themselves because they don't know anyone who would understand.
Research from Mind in 2016 showed that 52% of people with mental health problems living in rural communities wouldn't talk about them to avoid burdening someone else; although 81% of respondents said they felt good about themselves when they are there for people that they care about.
That's why we've chosen to partner with Mind; who provide advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind are also active campaigners to improve services, raise awareness and provide understanding.
Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said: "We're delighted Calor has chosen to support Mind. This partnership will help us to reach a point where anyone with a mental health problem feels able to ask for, and access, the help they need. Money raised will fuel our work including our Mind Infoline, information and advice services, and our campaigning to ensure everyone who has a mental health problem gets support and respect."
Our target is to raise £100,000 through a mix of corporate and individual fundraising initiatives, including dress down Fridays, bake sales, half marathons and marathons – all by members of staff.
For more information on how we're raising money; follow us on Facebook, or check this page for updates!
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