Mental Health Awareness Week: We've raised £1,600 for Nottinghamshire Mind

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13th May 2021
Posted By Chloe Steele

Earlier this year, we announced an exciting charitable partnership with our local, leading mental health charity, Nottinghamshire Mind.

Nottinghamshire Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem in our local community, campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

In addition to offering Nottinghamshire Mind a variety of pro-bono services including creative design, digital marketing and website development, we have been busy planning, organising and hosting The Big Notts Raffle; a fundraising event in support of Nottinghamshire Mind. The event took place during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, a week dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.

The Big Notts Raffle included prizes from local sporting clubs and businesses such as Nottingham Forest F.C., Clumber Park Hotel & Spa, Ride REEL, The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club and many more. Through the generosity and support of the local community, over 300 raffle tickets were sold, raising £1,600 for the charity!

Our partnership with Nottinghamshire Mind comes at a time where mental health issues are sadly on the rise, both locally and nationally. The Telegraph recently reported that the third national UK lockdown triggered an unprecedented crisis in mental health issues, amid a surge in calls to mental health helplines, with leading charities and psychiatrists urging the Government to offer more support to respond to this growing crisis.

Watch the video below, created by our in-house marketing specialists, to hear Nicola Rea, Service Manager at Nottinghamshire Mind, explain why community fundraising is so important to Nottinghamshire Mind.

“The generosity and support from the local community has been truly heartwarming. Everyone at Nottinghamshire Mind is extremely grateful to all those who supported the event, whether that be through donating a prize or purchasing a raffle ticket. The money raised will make a huge difference and it feels even more poignant that we were able to run the event during Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.” - Jo Sanders, Partnerships and Promotions Lead at Nottinghamshire Mind.

Nottinghamshire Mind exists to promote good mental health, to educate, inform, reduce stigma and build the resilience of the local community. The funds raised by The Big Notts Raffle event will go towards enhancing Nottinghamshire Mind’s services, ensuring they have the resources available to support individuals in the local Nottinghamshire community with their own mental health recovery.

“The initial purpose for organising and hosting The Big Notts Raffle during Mental Health Awareness Week was to try and help raise awareness of the charity within the local community. To have raised £1,600 for the charity is incredible and I feel very proud of the team for putting so much passion, effort and commitment into the organisation of the event. We’re hopeful that this is just the start of a very positive and long-term partnership between Nottinghamshire Mind and CCM Group.” - Trent Peek, Group Director at CCM.

So, what’s next?

We’re not stopping there, the team at CCM Group is passionate about making a difference and giving back where we can. We have some really exciting fundraising ideas in the pipeline for the rest of 2021, so stay tuned to find out what we get up to and how you can help us to help Nottinghamshire Mind 💙

With thanks to all sponsors of The Big Notts Raffle: