Siemens employees from Transmission Services based in Monkton have raised £5,940 for the mental health charity, Mind through a series of events held locally, and surpassing their total raised in 2017 by more than £1,000.
Events included a fundraising challenge called Grow50, where groups across the business were given an initial £50 and needed to plan activities to increase the amount. Through a fete and a sports day, two Monkton teams raised £750 from just £50 each. Further activities included a bake sale and quiz day, which raised a further £337.
But it wasn’t all tombolas and cake baking. A team of 11 from Siemens Monkton site, aptly named the Monkton Mind Warriors, raised over £1,700 for their participation in Leeds Total Warrior, a 12km obstacle course, which took place in June.
Siemens has matched the money raised from all activities undertaken to help reach the £5940 total.
Mark Tiernan from Siemens said: “Mental health is very important and having access to support when people need it is vital, so I’m delighted we have been able to raise such a large amount of money for Mind. The activities also allowed us to talk openly with colleagues about our own mental health and I hope it has gone some way to removing the stigma attached to these types of discussions.”
The activities were organised by CSR committee for Mind and employees from the Siemens Monkton site.