Much-needed money raised for mental health

Dawlish Mind week 6
(Last Updated On: September 25, 2020)

Kind-hearted staff at Co-op Funeralcare Dawlish laid on a special fundraiser for mental health charity Mind.

Among the wide range of goodies on offer were homemade cakes, craft items, handmade face masks, tombola prizes, books, bric-a-brac, tea towels with printed designs by local children, and a competition to guess how many balloons fitted in a car.

The cakes in particular proved to be irresistible for passers-by – with more than £300 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.

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

“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, we were 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.

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