Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
A local charity which supports people with mental health issues was awarded £250 by the South Thames team as part of its donation box scheme. The winning recipient, Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind (MMK Mind), was selected by the regional team through its regular charity initiative, which asked visitors to its Leybourne Chase development in West Malling to vote for a worthy cause.
Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind works in the community to promote social inclusion for people who experience mental health problems, striving to tackle stigma and discrimination through a number of projects that promote a better understanding of mental health.
Tom Fishenden, Marketing Apprentice for MMK Mind, said: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation, which will go towards our frontline services. We deliver a variety of group focused activities, and donations are important in allowing us to consider introducing innovative courses for people who may not be able to access our core-funded projects. There’s an increased need for mental health services for young people, for example, and funding like this gives us the freedom to consider new ways of offering support without the restrictions which might come from grant funding.”
Susan Joseph, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, commented: “As a considerate local housebuilder, we’re committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, and were delighted to make this donation to Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind. This fantastic charity carries out invaluable work helping people with mental health issues – we wish everybody involved with MMK Mind all the best for the future.”