Raising funds for both Leeds Rhinos Community foundation & Leeds Mind
What better a time to announce our upcoming fundraising event in aid of mental health than on Mental Health Awareness Week! On the 17th of June, our Leeds team will be trekking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, raising money for our close partners at Leeds Rhinos Community Foundation as well as local mental health charity, Leeds Mind.
As a business, we like to participate in various charitable events throughout the year, usually pushing one in particular. Last year we exceeded all expectations in raising over £4,000 for Movember, the hope is to hit a similar number this year for these respective charities.
We’ve previously taken part in several Mind fundraising initiatives, Blue Monday being the most recent, which is why it was an easy decision this year to choose them as partners for this event. Mental health is such an important topic to everyone here at JBAndrews and having been in communication with various people at Mind Leeds since our company’s inception, we appreciate the importance and have seen firsthand the fantastic work they do within the local community of Leeds.
Leeds Rhinos Community Foundation was the very first charity that we partnered with, a relationship that started in our first few months of operation back in 2018. However, this will be our first time raising money for them. Our partnership typically involves us joining forces to carry out community projects, the last of which saw us renovate the changing rooms of local rugby league club Seacroft Sharks, we also went on to sponsor their playing kit.
The reason we’ve decided to include them in our fundraising efforts this year is to say a huge thank you for facilitating our participation in an 8-part mental health workshop called Offload. Sam Horner in particular has been the key person in enabling us to do this. Without a doubt, it’s been one of the best things we’ve done as a business and has been a great way for us to show our employees that we really do put their mental health and well-being first!
The footprint and positive impact both of these charities have within the community of Leeds speak for themselves. But, if you could spare any money at all to support us in aiding these great organizations it would be hugely appreciated and widely felt in our local community!
Please donate via the link below…