Supporting MIND: True Pub Co’s Impact During Lockdown
True Pub Co Raises £15,953 for Mental Health Charity Mind
During the lockdown, over 60% of adults experienced a decline in their mental health. Understanding the pressing need for support, the True Pub Co team joined forces with the charity MIND. i
In our quest to support MIND, we engaged in various activities in from 2019 to 2021. These included charity runs, Santa Grottos, and even squat challenges. However, during the lockdown, we decided to take our commitment a step further by organizing a 100-mile challenge for MIND throughout February.
Starting on February 1st and concluding on February 28th, our goal was to collectively run or walk 100 miles within 28 days. Determined to make a difference, members from all of our pub teams wholeheartedly embraced the challenge. Their dedication proved to be an inspiration, as not only did every team surpass the 100-mile mark, but one team even accomplished an astounding 200 miles. (Special shout out to Alex in Strafford, Potters Bar!)
The support we received from our friends, families, and the wider pub community was truly overwhelming. We are immensely grateful to everyone who contributed to our cause and helped us raise a substantial amount.
Thanks to the collective efforts of our community, we successfully raised an incredible £15,953 for MIND. Katie Quick, Senior Community Fundraising Officer at Mind, expressed her gratitude, stating, “We want to thank everyone at The True Pub Company for choosing to fundraise for Mind, and we are extremely grateful for raising just over an incredible £15,000.”
Supporting Mental Health:
Given the ongoing challenges posed by the pandemic, the support provided by The True Pub Company holds even greater significance. The funds raised will contribute to MIND’s essential services, including their Infoline and legal helpline, as well as their advocacy efforts to ensure that every individual with a mental health problem receives the necessary support and respect.
Through our partnership with MIND and the exceptional dedication of our pub teams, we have made a meaningful impact in supporting mental health during the lockdown. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone involved in this endeavor, as together, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those in need.