Global tech firm's £27,000 boost for mental health

| | By Norfolk & Waveney Mind
Global tech firm's £27,000 boost for mental health
Norfolk-based international technology firm Midwich has presented Norfolk and Waveney Mind with a cheque for £27,000 after two years of fundraising.

The global company, headquartered in Diss, handed over the donation on World Kindness Day, 13th November, raised over months of activities including the company's annual quiz, a Christmas raffle, and '10 Million Steps for Mind' walking and running challenge which launched on World Mental Health Day, 10th October. 

Midwich employees have also volunteered more than 100 hours to the Mind charity shop based in Diss town centre and donated more than 315kg of items.

Alexandra Haswell, Fundraising Manager, Norfolk and Waveney Mind, said: “We would like to thank all the staff at Midwich for the fantastic ways in which they have fundraised for us. We are so grateful to the support of the local community to help us continue to deliver vital mental health services across the whole of Norfolk and Waveney.”

Lesa Orford, HR Manager, Midwich UK & Ireland, said: “We are extremely proud to be able to raise money for Norfolk and Waveney Mind, they do an incredible job in offering a range of mental health services in our local communities, especially at this time of need. The work that our charity team puts into organising fundraising events is amazing and we’d also like to thank all our staff for supporting these events and donating so generously. A huge thank you to everyone involved."

The firm has also confirmed that it will continue its fantastic work supporting Norfolk and Waveney Mind through 2021. 

"Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to cancel or reschedule a large number of our successful fundraising events in 2020, so we’re delighted to extend the partnership with Norfolk and Waveney Mind for a further year," said Lesa. "This gives us a great opportunity to raise more funds for this excellent and important charity.”  

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