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Posted: 6th April 2019

Arcadis York staff celebrate fundraising success for York Mind

The York team of design and consultancy company Arcadis are celebrating raising over £3000 for York Mind.

We have recently received a generous £3017.52 donation from the company, who are based off Heworth Green, after employees from the York office chose to organise events to raise funds for mental health as a team during 2017-18.

As well as being specialists in providing design, consultancy and engineering solutions for a range of clients in the UK, they’re also a multi-talented bunch – to raise the money, the staff team created a fantastic calendar of events to fundraise throughout the year. Favourites included a Christmas jumper day, Easter raffle and a Halloween bake off! The team has also held regular dress down days, had mental health awareness sessions, and in August even donned their trainers to enter a team of runners into the York 10k.

York Mind are heavily reliant on voluntary donations from companies and individuals, to continue and develop activities for people who are experiencing mental ill-health. The fundraising partnership with Arcadis was created at the start of 2017, after York Mind was nominated by staff as the cause they would most like to support.

Holly Bilton, Fundraising Manager at York Mind, said: “We are so thrilled to receive this generous donation from the Arcadis team in York. Throughout their range of events, the fantastic staff team have proven that raising funds can be lots of fun and really bring people together – all for the benefit of others in their community. From all the staff, volunteers and clients at York Mind, we would like to thank Arcadis colleagues for their hard work, effort and commitment towards better mental health in York”.

Jill Shipley, Charity Co-ordinator at Arcadis York, said: “Working with York Mind over the past two years has made a massive difference to our office, people are more open about discussing their mental health issues and, with Arcadis working with MHFA England, Arcadis now has over one hundred Mental Health First Aiders throughout the UK. The York Offices fundraising events have been fun, inclusive and sometimes very hard work! We’re very proud of how much we’ve raised to help this amazing local charity.”

For further information on Arcadis visit https://www.arcadis.com/en/global/

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