MEC UK announces fundraising partnership with MIND #TeaMEC
Rich Martin, Digital Strategy Director and MEC CSR Champion, reveals MEC UK’s hotly anticipated charity partner for 2015 and a sneaky peak into a very exerting year of fundraising that lies ahead…!
TeaMEC, the fundraising machine that is our CSR programme, is on a new mission! Partnering with MIND, we are making a fresh commitment to raising awareness and acceptance of mental health issues and funding assistance for those in need.
MIND are a mental health charity that provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding and support over 250,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
After raising a fantastic £50,000 for Anthony Nolan in 2014 and funding 500 new volunteers for the bone marrow register, the charity of the year was put to the vote and our turnout put the politicians to shame – with over 70% participating in an exceptionally close poll!
Keep an eye out for TeaMEC’ers running, cycling, and selling their way through some of the following events:
Royal Parks Half Marathon, Superhero Run, Bupa London 10k, Olympic Marathon Course, London to Brighton Challenge, Night rider Challenge, Three Peaks Challenge, Virgin Active London Triathlon ….to name a few!
We’ll be doing our bit, will you?
To learn more about MIND please check out http://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/ and of course keep an eye out for updates from TeaMEC as they push themselves harder than ever before.
If you would like to chat about our work with MIND or the wider CSR programme please contact Rich Martin through the @MECUK Twitter handle.