Earlier in the year, we announced that our Charity of the Year for 2021 is Stockport Mind, an independent mental health charity that offers friendly, accessible support and information to promote wellbeing in the community.

Since then, we have gone on to raise £771 through a fundraiser we did back in July. We decided to do a step challenge where we would do 1 million steps for mind by the end of the month, collectively we did 5 million steps!

The money we raised will help the charity to provide high quality, appropriate services in Stockport and Cheshire East, raise awareness for mental health to reduce stigma and discrimination, work within a recovery framework and to involve people with experience of mental health problems in every aspect of their work.

Due to the global events of the past year, it was important for us to support a local charity who do not get as much attention or donations. We also recognized that, because of lockdown, more people have been struggling with their mental health which is why choosing a charity that looks after the mental wellness of the community was integral to us.

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