Leeds Mind Presented with a Cheque for over £1,000
The mental health charity Leeds Mind received a cheque for over £1,000 raised by staff from West Yorkshire Police’s Control Room.
The Force marked International Control Room Week held between Monday 22 October and Sunday 28 October which celebrated emergency service control room employees who often go unnoticed and quietly deal with traumatic, life changing situations daily.
And as part of the week employees raised money for Mind and awareness of mental health.
Money was raised through fundraising activities including a raffle and cake sale.
In addition to this APD Communications pledged to donate £1 to Mind (up to £10,000) for every mention of #Unsung Heroes across social media.
Charli Brunning from Leeds Mind collected the cheque from call centre staff.
West Yorkshire Police’s Customer Contact Centre Manager, Tom Donohoe, said:
“The week was an important way to celebrate the tireless work that goes in from call centre staff, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“Come rain or shine we are there at the end of a phone to talk to people and deal calmly and appropriately with their often life or death emergencies.
“And by raising money for Mind we have helped to further promote a cause that everyone should be aware of with around nine in ten emergency services employees experiencing stress, low mood and poor mental health at some point.”
Charli Brunning, Corporate Fundraising Officer for Leeds Mind, said: “We are extremely lucky and grateful to be supported by amazing and passionate organisations across Yorkshire. Fundraising and awareness raising such as that done by The West Yorkshire Police Force, is hugely important in enabling us as a charity to support our community’s needs best.”
Pictured left to right:
Tanya Shackleton (communications management support officer), Sgt Danny Cherry (Communicatiuons), Tom Donohoe, Supt Mark McManus and Charli Brunning (Mind)