Newark food company employees raised £ 8,200 with play money from their employer for a mental health charity.

Bakkavor representatives met with the Nottinghamshire Mind team in their new premises in the Aura Business Center to deliver the check.

Newark Mind closed its doors for financial reasons and partnered with Central Notts and Bassetlaw offices in October to create Nottinghamshire Mind.

The donation has helped Nottinghamshire Mind restart services in Newark and Sherwood.

Bakkavor donates to Nottingham Mind. LR Kerry Rigby from Bakkavor, Nic Roberts, CEO of Mind, Dale Jubbie, Head of Promotions and Fundraising, Caron Brooks, HR Manager at Bakkavor in the Aura Commerce & Technology Center. 180119TV1-2. (6606591)

A spokesman for the Bakkavor Desserts executive team said, “In September, four members of our Bakkavor Desserts executive team ran the Three-Peaks Challenge.

“To do this, we had to climb the three highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. It’s great to see that our £ 8,200 donation to Mind has helped restart the service.

“The latest figures show that one in four of us will have a mental health problem, so it’s comforting to know that these services are now available.”

Nottinghamshire Mind General Manager Nic Roberts said, “The hard work and dedication of the team at Bakkavor have enabled Mind to launch a range of services for the Newark and Sherwood communities following the closure of the local Newark Mind agency.

“The support from the local community has been overwhelming and, as a charity, Mind relies on it to ensure that services can be sustained and growing needs are met.

“2019 is going to be an exciting time for Mind, and local people can benefit from a range of individual and group services across the district, including six-week wellness training courses, information clinics that address individual concerns, counseling and therapy interventions. “

The services were launched in Newark and Ollerton in early January.

More information can be found at www.bassetlawmind.org.uk/mind-in-newark-and-sherwood/