Plymouth and District MIND Named as City College Charity

14 September 2016 | College News

College Charity - MIND

Plymouth and District MIND has been announced as City College’s chosen charity for the forthcoming academic year.

Every year, students and staff at the College raise thousands of pounds for good causes, including a nominated charity which is the focus for their fundraising efforts. This year, the College has chosen to work with Plymouth and District MIND – a charity committed to the personal care of vulnerable people with mental health issues.

MIND helps those affected by mental health lead independent lives within the community. The local charity aims to give the people it supports the opportunity to undertake volunteering or training, and in some cases to return to paid employment. It is all about improving quality of life and promoting positive mental well-being.

“We want to say thank you to everyone at City College for choosing us as their charity sponsor this year,” said Olivia Craig, CEO at Plymouth and District MIND. “The money raised will help us to provide guidance and support for those in the local area who suffer from mental health issues.

“The generosity and hard work of staff and students will mean that we will be able to broaden our horizons and reach out further into the community to those we have not yet been able to help. We feel passionately about giving equal opportunities to those who suffer with mental illness and by working together we will be able to make this a reality for many.”

Last year the College raised nearly £4,500 for CHICKS, the charity that provides week-long respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK. Students and staff volunteered countless hours and will be hoping to have similar success this year with MIND.

For further information on the College’s chosen charity for 2016/17, visit www.plymouthmind.org.uk.

For those interested in joining the College, it’s not too late for this autumn. Course Information Drop-in events are being held at Kings Road every Wednesday in September and October, 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Visit our events page or call 01752 305300 for more information.

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