Leading mental health charity, Mind, has been selected as Howarth Timber & Building Supplies’ charity of the year for 2020.
The charity, which is committed to making sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone, was selected by employees who voted for Mind ahead of six other charities.
The corporate partnership will see Howarth support the charity with a range of national and local fundraising activities across its 33-strong branch network.
Howarth is aiming to raise as much as it can to support Mind’s campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health.
Nick Howarth, managing director at Howarth Timber Group, says:
“We are delighted to be supporting such an important charity.
“The partnership will support our commitment to improving mental wellbeing for our colleagues and in turn, we shall support Mind by encouraging staff and customers to get involved in a range of fundraising activities throughout the year.
“We are acutely aware that some of our trade customers spend a large majority of time on their own and working with Mind will help us to help them, and also provide a platform for them to talk.”
Emma Ihsan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, added:
“We are thrilled to be working with Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, especially as it was voted for by their employees. The company’s support will help us to reach a point where anyone with a mental health problem feels able to ask for, and access, the help they need.”