RECORD MONEY RAISED FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY MIND
- Mental Health
Matching donation sees over £2,350 raised by Camelot Lottery Solutions for Mind during Tough Mudder 2019 Challenge
LONDON - 17 May, 2019 – Camelot Lottery Solutions has raised over £2,350 to support mental health, during the Tough Mudder 2019 Challenge.
The funds were pledged in support of a brave group of 15 Camelot Lottery Solutions staff who completed a gruelling 10 mile Tough Mudder course complete with 25 obstacles ranging from ‘Electric Shock Therapy’ to the ‘Block Ness Monster’.
Nearly £1,200 was raised by staff in support of the UK’s largest mental health charity, Mind. Camelot then matched each pledged donation, pound for pound, to double the donation to over £2,350.
Mind is the UK’s largest mental health charity. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Wayne Pickup, CEO of Camelot Lottery Solutions, said, “Supporting our local communities and giving back to charitable causes is incredibly important to me personally and for our organization as a whole.
“Lotteries around the world raise funds to benefit their communities - and we live and breathe that same ethos. That’s why we’ve committed to initiatives such as giving all staff paid volunteer days to undertake charitable work.
“It’s fantastic to see the amount raised for Mind, and I’m looking forward to being able to match an even higher total for the next fundraising event.
“Congratulations to all those who completed the Tough Mudder challenge, and a heartfelt thank you to those who donated to the cause.”
Karen Bolton, Head of Community and Events Fundraising at Mind, said, “We’re hugely grateful for the generous support of fantastic fundraisers who take on challenges like Tough Mudder and put in the extra mile for Mind.
“Every penny raised helps fund Mind’s vital work including our Infoline, advice services and the campaigning we do to secure a better deal for all of us experiencing a mental health problem.”
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Mind is the mental health charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. Mind.org.uk
Emilia Mazur - Director of Corporate Affairs, Camelot Lottery Solutions
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