On the afternoon of Friday 28th July, the Whitstable office organised a sports day to raise awareness for the well- respected mental health charity; ‘Mind’. A total of £182.22was raised from donations and a cake sale, with FCS making a generous further donation of £150, bringing the total raised to a very impressive £332.22!
Events included a pool competition, followed by rounder’s at a local sports field, won by ‘Team Tim’. The last event of the day was the most anticipated, a 100M sprint between Whitstable’s biggest rivals; Kieron Smith and George Jones (who remembers Alas Smith & Jones from the 70’s? Or more appropriately in their case, ‘Alas Smith & Jones’ from the 80’s). Kieron took Gold whilst George reluctantly admitted defeat, conceding he would always be Robin to Kieron’s Batman. In the end, it was ‘Team Ross’ who claimed victory overall, easily winning the tug of war and are pictured celebrating in style with some pink bubbly.
A huge thanks to all that participated and to Suzy and Ross for organising so well. A big shout out too to George Jones for running the BBQ, at least he could claim his tears of humiliation were actually caused by the smoke!
‘Mind’ was carefully chosen as the preferred charity as approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, The overall number of people with mental health problems has not changed significantly in recent years, but worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope. It appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.
More info on: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/