Charity of the Year
We are delighted to be Veolia’s first ever Charity of the Year.
We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.
It is an astonishing statistic that one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any one year, so the possibility of it affecting someone you know is high.
To help us make a difference to society, we really need your help.
From everyone at Mind, thank you and good luck!
Mind has guaranteed places for a range of events and we would love you to join our team! All of our events involve a registration fee (inclusive of VAT) and a minimum sponsorship pledge (exclusive of Gift Aid).
- Royal Parks Half Marathon, 9 Oct
- Great South Run, 28 Oct
- A run of your choice, Anytime
- London to Paris bike Challenge, 6 – 10 Sept
- London to Brighton cycle ride, 16 Sept
- UK Three peaks Challenge, 7 – 9 Sept
- A UK or Overseas trek of your choice, Anytime
Get together a team of between 8 and 12 people and we will organise your own personal Veolia Three Peaks Challenge, on a date of your choice!
- Great North Swim, 22 and 24 June
- Great Manchester swim, 1 July
- Great Scottish Swim, 25 August
- A swimming event of your choice, Anytime
If you have any questions about any of the events please do not hesitate to get in touch with our fundraising events team by calling 0871 872 1144 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there are a limited number of places available on each of these events and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis - register now to avoid disappointment!
Once you have chosen the event for you and have registered to take part, you will receive a welcome call from a dedicated member of the Mind fundraising team. They will be on hand in the run up to the event to answer any questions you may have at any time.
Following our initial phone call, we will send you a welcome pack containing loads of information about the event, as well as fundraising and training advice to help you prepare.
Twelve weeks before the event, we will start to email you a fortnightly e-newsletter with information on training, fundraising, nutrition and other Mind activities.
Two to three weeks before the event you will receive your final pack with your Mind t-shirt or running vest and a final set of instructions for the event.
After the event, we will of course thank you for your participation, for your fundraising efforts and send you a certificate for taking part.
At most of our running events we also hold a post race reception with refreshments for you and your supporters to enjoy.
Do you have your own place?
If you have already entered a race directly through the event organiser for one of the events listed, you can still be part of our team.
All we ask is that you honour the fundraising targets as stated in the event information and you will benefit from all the support from Mind as mentioned above.
Now that you have chosen your event and registered, it is time to start fundraising!
To ensure the money that you raise goes towards the Veolia income target, we need you to set up a specific Veolia Virgin Money Giving page for your fundraising activities.
This will mean you can do your fundraising online and email your colleagues, friends and family the link so they can make their donation and claim Gift Aid all in one go – easy!
Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity.
Adding Gift Aid to your donation means that for every pound you give, Mind will receive an extra 25p. This means that a £10 donation with Gift Aid included is worth £12.50 to us.