Mind selected as Veolia's Charity of the Year
Posted Tuesday 4 January 2011
Mind is delighted to announce that we have been chosen to be Veolia Environmental Services’ first ever Charity of the Year. The partnership will span two years with a target to raise £100,000 in the first year and hopefully even more the following year.
Veolia is the leading waste management and recycling company in the UK. The partnership provides Mind with a fantastic opportunity to engage with their 12,000 staff across the country with fundraising and volunteering activities, whilst also raising awareness of mental health and Mind’s work.
We hope to get staff inspired to organise their own fundraising events as well as taking places in Mind’s challenge and running events. Four brave members of staff have already signed up to take part in this year’s London Marathon! Staff will also be donating their time by volunteering in their local communities in Mind shops and local Mind association projects as well as Ecominds projects.
Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer said:
We are delighted to be partnering with Veolia and engaging their staff in our wide range of work on both a local and national level. I hope the partnership will raise as much as possible to help people experiencing mental distress, as well as highlighting the importance of promoting good mental health for all.
Veolia Environmental Services Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Dominique Mallet said:
Veolia’s first ever Charity of the Year partnership is a hugely exciting venture and we are really looking forward to working with Mind as we believe they are campaigning for a great cause that affects so many.
At Veolia we are committed to making a positive impact in communities across the country through our corporate responsibility work and I hope we can build on this through our partnership with Mind.
Mind will run the partnership throughout England and Wales while the Scottish Association for Mental Health will organise the campaign in Scotland. All money raised will help us to continue to improve the quality of life of people who experience mental or emotional distress, campaigning to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all as well as providing information, advice and support for people with mental health problems, their carers, family and friends.
For further information about Mind's partnership with Veolia, please contact Matthew Taylor in the Mind Media Office.
T: 020 8522 1743