HS2 is constructing the high-speed railway which will connect London to Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester. Employees at HS2 have chosen to Rethink Mental Illness as their first ever corporate charity.
Their CEO Mark Thurston, says: “Rethink Mental Illness is a great choice of partner and gives us the opportunity to raise money for a charity that is addressing a really important health issue that impacts us all. The partnership with Rethink Mental Illness will help us to build on the work we have already undertaken at HS2 on raising awareness of, and support for, mental health. We will be continuing this work over the coming months as a key part of our wellbeing plans for employees and our supply chain, and we will work to effect a positive change in the industry.”
For more information, see www.hs2.org.uk
Dodd Group employees voted to support Rethink Mental Illness in the staff vote in December 2018 for their first ever two-year Charity of the Year partneship spanning 2019 and 2020.
Dodd Group’s Bid Director, Luke Hunter, who is also part of their CSR team told us: “We are proud to partner with Rethink Mental Illness for the next two years, mental health is a global issue and by working with Rethink Mental Illness we hope to help and support those within out own organisation and the industry as a whole. Dodd Group are a mechanical and electrical engineering company with over 850 employees, based at 18 sites across England and Wales, working in over 205,000 homes. We are very excited to start off the year with #BlueMonday and brighten up someone’s day”
For more information, see www.doddgroup.com
Capital One began supporting Rethink Mental Illness in 2017 with their first challenge event when a team set off an a Coast to Coast Cycle raising £11,000 in one go. In 2018 they continued to raise vital funds for us by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in June and reached over £28,000! Their ambition and dedication to our cause doesn’t stop there and they have already lined up events for 2019 with another Three Peaks challenge, colleagues Dave Richards and James Bowker running the Virgin Money London Marathon, and Rupert MacInnes taking part in the Everest in the Alps challenge all in the name of Rethink Mental Illness. We cannot be more grateful for Capital One’s ongoing support, so thanks to all colleagues who have taken on a challenge event supporting us, and good luck to all taking part this year!
For more information, see www.capitalone.co.uk
Rethink Mental Illness and our friends at Support In Mind Scotland were chosen as joint charity partners by the staff at Branston Potatoes for their 2018 Charity of the Year partnership. The staff took part in a number of sporting events, including organising a Branston Century bike ride in August where 31 cyclists rode either 50 or 100 miles, to raise in excess £14,000 to be split between the two mental health charities. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the teams at Branston and thank them for their enthusiasm and support.
For more information, see www.branston.com
Ninja Theory donated 10% of its sales of its game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrafice to Rethink Mental Illness on World Mental Health Day 2017, raising over £60,000. The main character hears voices and experiences hallucinations. The game was developed in collaboration with people who have experienced psychosis, as well as with support from a neuroscientist at Cambridge University. As well as winning awards, it has had an amazing response from players affected by mental illness.
For more information, see www.ninjatheory.com
In late 2017 employees at Cripps LLP voted to support Rethink Mental Illness through their Charity of the Year partnership for 2018. Through a multitude of staff fundraising events including their signature Tour de Cripps bike ride in September, they raise over £20,000 in the 12 months, and we are delighted that they have chosen to extend the partnership until April 2019.
For more information, see www.cripps.co.uk
Fit-out and refurbishment experts BW chose Rethink Mental Illness as their charity partner in 2016, and then extended their partnership beyond the first year. They have raised funds through a variety of staff fundraising and sporting activities, including a team of brave fundraisers who took part in a Tough Mudder in September 2016.
For more information, see www.wearebw.com
Select Car Leasing
We have a fundraising partnership with vehicle leasing firm Select Car Leasing, who kindly make a £5 donation for every new vehicle lease, to be shared between Rethink Mental Illness and Children with Cancer. Select Car Leasing is one of the UK’s leading independent vehicle leasing specialists. They supply cars and vans to businesses and private individuals. You can find out more about the range they offer at www.selectcarleasing.co.uk.
Mark Tongue, company director of Select Car Leasing, says ‘‘I’m really pleased that every vehicle lease we sign will support Rethink Mental Illness. The services and support that Rethink Mental Illness offer make a huge difference to help people cope with a crisis and realise that they are not alone. Last year there were almost 2 million free downloads of their award-winning information, which shows the huge numbers of people who are affected by mental illness. I was very keen that we support this issue, not least because so many people still face huge stigma because of it. I’m really glad that we are able to help and I am looking forward to working with the charity.’
Thank you Select Car Leasing!
For more information on how your company can work with us, take part in staff fundraising or put together a Charity of the Year programme with us, please contact the team on 020 7840 3012 or email here.