Fun-filled fundraiser raises much-needed money for mental health

Fete Mind- Kate Parsons and Ric Parsons
(Last Updated On: September 15, 2020)

All the fun of the fair was enjoyed when staff at Co-op Funeralcare Paignton laid on a special fundraiser for the mental health charity Mind.

Among the wide range of goodies on offer in the Funeralcare car park were homemade cakes, craft items, tombola prizes, books and bric-a-brac.

The cakes proved to be irresistible for passers-by – with more than £400 being raised on the day.

Kate Parsons, Funeral Service Manager for Devon, said: “We had a wonderful day. Lots of colleagues, their families and other people popped along to support us and it was great to see everyone following social distancing guidelines.

“They understood how important Mind’s work and bringing communities together to support mental wellbeing is.

“One lady told us how difficult she’d found lockdown and she said she’d gained great comfort from reading an article about Mind.

“Mind is Co-op’s chosen charity this year and we’re keen to raise as much money and awareness as we can during these challenging times.

“In addition to the cakes and craft items, the Co-op food store in Palace Avenue has been selling Mind bracelets, which contributed to the amount of money we raised.”

Co-op’s partnership with Mind aims to raise £6million this year so the charity can continue to deliver innovative new services to support better mental wellbeing in communities.

To find out more information about the partnership, go online at

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