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We’re supporting Mind’s #HaveYourMatesBack Campaign

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We’re supporting Mind’s #HaveYourMatesBack campaign in partnership with the EFL.

With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health problems, we all know someone who needs support. Drop your mate a line, ask if they’re ok, and let them know you’re there #OnYourSide

They have produced a really powerful video from football players, a coach and a director of an EFL club encouraging everyone to #HaveYourMatesBack for better mental health in football. View the video here.

Why not wear your football shirt backwards to show your support, take a photo on social media using @MindCharity @MindHEY @EFL #OnYourSide

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are to be an official charity partner of the Hull 10k for the next three years.

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Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are to be an official charity partner of the Hull 10k for the next three years.

Fancy challenging yourself in 2020 and taking one of our charity running places? Or maybe you want to get involved as a volunteer marshal – cheering people along the course. Be part of our team and help us to change lives in Hull and East Yorkshire. Call 01482 240200 or email fundraising@heymind.org.uk.

The next race is 19th April 2019

Over £2700 raised for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind!

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We want to say a massive thank you to Anthony Snow and Siobhan Windass at Barclays, King Edward Street in Hull, who held a fundraising charity football match in aid of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and raised £1357.04. This was then matched by Barclays, so the total donated to our charity is a whopping £2714.08.

Explaining why they chose to do the event in support of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, Anthony said:

“We are delighted with the amount raised for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and would like to thank everyone who supported us to make this happen. Barclays encourages us to get involved in the causes we care about. I have seen how important it is that people get the support they need but know that not everyone is aware of the great work that Hull and East Yorkshire Mind does.

It’s about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities – so we’re thrilled to have raised this money and helped to raise awareness of the support available.”

Thank you for helping us to change lives

Christmas Raffle 2019 – Tickets now available!

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We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Raffle 2019 is now open!

Tickets are £1 each, and are available to buy from our offices in Hull, Bridlington or Grimsby – alternatively call us and buy them over the phone!

Please do sell or buy our raffle tickets. All tickets stubs need to be returned to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

Draw date is 18th December. To make sure your ticket numbers are included in the draw we need your completed ticket stubs and monies before 17h December.

Please return to Wellington House, 108 Beverley Road HULL HU3 1YA.

If you would like more to sell just let us know by getting in touch on 01482 240200 or by emailing fundraising@heymind.org.uk

Amazing Fundraising this October

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It’s been a busy time for fundraising in October, with three of our own events raising almost £1000.

Our very first ‘Waggy Walk for Wellbeing’ event was held at Bishop Burton College, in partnership with the RSPCA Hull and ER branch. In spite of torrential rain on the day, the event went ahead, and it raised over £350 for each charity. It featured a 2k walk around the college’s hacking track, tombola, cake stall and fun dog show classes which included: dogs with the waggiest tail; best trick; best junior handler; dog that most looks like its owner; best condition for dog’s age, and most awesome eyes.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s Vocational Support Worker Di Blacker’s little dog was awarded the overall ‘best in show’ prize.

Through the Mind partnership with the English Football league (EFL), we took part in a fundraising bucket collection at Grimsby Town Football Club. With a great group of volunteers, including James Durcan, Club and Communities Coordinator from Mind, the generous Grimsby supporters gave £421 in donations. Ellie our elephant mascot enjoyed meeting the football club’s mascot ‘The Mariner’!

A fun fashion show at M&Co in Beverley raised over £130 through ticket sales and raffle tickets. Along with other volunteer models, our Marketing & Communications Guru Jack Moore took to the catwalk to show off the store’s latest fashions. We’d like to thank organiser Adrienne Hodgson-Hoy for choosing to support our charity with this event.

Andrew Marvell Lodge of Freemasons make donation to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

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We would like to say a huge thank you to the Andrew Marvell Lodge of Freemasons who this morning presented us with a cheque for £500.

Thank you so much for the support – your donation means we can continue to change lives in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Photo from left to right; Andrew Peach (Charity Steward), Malcolm Forbes, Colin Shields (Master of the Lodge), Claire Thomas (Hull and East Yorkshire Mind) and Karl Douglas.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and RSPCA Hull and East Riding have joined forces to launch a new family fun event

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The ‘Waggy Walk for Wellbeing’ event will take place on Sunday 6th October 2019, and will be a fun day out for all the family, including dogs.

On the day, there will be a 5k dog walk* around the scenic hacking track of Bishop Burton College as well as shorter walks available for owners to walk their dogs. The day will raise money and awareness for local charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and RSPCA Hull and East Riding.

There will also be a range of fun activities taking place on the day to raise money for the charities such as competitions and Spin the Wheel games. There will be prizes on the day for dogs with the waggiest tail; best trick; best junior handler; dog that most looks like its owner; best condition for dog’s age, and most awesome eyes. A rosette will be presented for each of the 1st 2nd and 3rd placed winners.

With refreshments, and tours of the animal unit at Bishop Burton College, this really will be a day for all the family to enjoy.

There will be a cost of £10 per car attending the event. This will go to benefit both organisations.

Want to attend but don’t have a dog? Pop along and support us anyway – we would love to see you!

*All dogs must be vaccinated and kept on a lead at all times during the event.

Book tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waggy-walk-for-wellbeing-hull-and-east-yorkshire-mind-and-rspca-hull-tickets-68282289165

Get involved in World Mental Health Day!

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World Mental Health Day is approaching and we want to encourage local people to help us raise awareness and get involved.

To help people get involved, we have developed some free packs for individuals and businesses to get involved in the weeks coming up to World Mental Health Day. Within these packs are some resources and activities to use in order to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Within the packs, we have included:

  • Some information on our 5W2WChallenge – a challenge to help improve your mental health and wellbeing.
  • A conversation starter – to have those all-important conversations about mental health.
  • Some tips on how to talk to someone about your mental health.
  • Some example posts for you to share on social media.
  • A pledge for you to commit to support World Mental Health Day.
  • Some fundraising ideas for you to try

Supporting World Mental Health Day doesn’t have to be a big thing – simply showing someone that you care is sometimes all it takes. If you are interested in getting involved, sign up to receive your free pack here.