AHP division smashes charity target with summer fete
On Saturday 6th August the Pulse Allied Health division held their first ever summer fete in aid of Mind, the mental health charity.
The event which took place at Wormley Scout HQ in Hertfordshire attracted over 30 different stalls including major companies like Clarins and Nuffield Health. With a bouncy castle, bungee run and ‘beat the goalie’ amongst other attractions, there was entertainment for the entire family.
The event also included a raffle with over 40 prizes and a silent auction with a David Beckham football, an Oliver Fisher golf club and an Albert Square street sign autographed by the cast of EastEnders on offer. There’s no doubt that the weather played an important part too with over 250 people attending the event throughout the day. The day was huge success with over £5,850 raised for Mind.
Kathryn Scott, Managing Director of Pulse AHP said “It’s a massive achievement to have raised so much from one single event. We knew it would be our biggest charity event of the year but never imagined it would break the £5k mark. It’s absolutely fantastic and a real credit to those in the team who gave a lot of their time out of work hours to organise this event. I’d also like to thank all the local companies that supported the event with stalls and raffle prizes; we couldn’t have held such a fantastic event without their support.”
The money raised from the fete brings the current total for the year to £8,500. After originally setting their annual fundraising target at £5,000, the team have swiftly revised their target now aiming to raise £10,000 for the year.
Response from Orlagh McCardle, Corporate Partnerships Assistant at Mind: “Congratulations to everyone at Pulse for smashing your fundraising target and raising a fantastic £8,500 for Mind, with an incredible £5,850 raised through the summer fete alone. We really appreciate all of your support. In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. The funds that you have raised could help Mind to answer over 1100 calls for help to the Mind Infoline, providing a lifeline for people experiencing mental health problems, their friends and family.”
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