TWO building firms has raised more than £28,000 for charity Mind.
Over the past two years the Carlisle based Story Homes and Story Contracting have made the mental health charity its charity partner.
Staff in the two businesses carried out various fundraising activities to raise money for the charity – from sporting challenges and bake sales, to raffles and pub quizzes..
Fred Story, founder of both businesses, said: “There can be a certain stigma associated with mental health and wellbeing, especially in young men, but it is a subject that we need to continue to talk about and ensure that we have the right support networks in place across our two businesses.”
The £28,000 donation, with £12,656 of this going to Carlisle Eden Mind – is in addition to the renovation work to Carlisle Eden Mind’s Lighthouse carried out by the two companies in 2018.
Tara Quinn, CEO of Carlisle Eden Mind, said: “We would like to thank both organisations for their much-needed contributions and every penny, as always, will go towards those we are here to help and support.”