Muddy madness raises money for Mind

An intrepid team representing our Partnerships North East office managed not to get stuck in the mud while raising over £2,500 for mental health charity Mind.

Vistry’s Owen Ramsey, Tamsin Curtis, Paul Allan, Thomas Mullen and Hayley Bell took on the ‘Tough Mudder’ assault course scaling a range of 25 obstacles, large pools of water and – of course – an incredible amount of mud.

Said Hayley, “It certainly was a tough challenge, particularly getting up and out of bed for a 6am meet on a Saturday! The course itself was 10 miles with 25 obstacles throughout. The terrain was rough, the water was freezing and the mud, well, it was everywhere. As exhausting and messy as it was, we’re all delighted to have completed the challenge and to have raised this money for Mind.”

Chosen as the group’s charity for the year, Mind provides advice and support for everyone experiencing a mental health problem in England and Wales. The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on the nation’s mental health, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems. A recent survey by Mind found that more than half of adults and over two thirds of young people said that their mental health had got worse during lockdown.

Partnerships North East employees have raised nearly £4,000 through charitable giving, sponsorship and events, this year, which takes the Group’s fundraising total to almost £45,000.

Sean Egan, Managing Director at Vistry Partnerships North East added: “We are all really proud of the commitment, dedication and innovative ways in which our staff have been able to raise funds for Mind this past year, despite the pandemic. However, we would not be able to achieve fundraising success without the ongoing support of our subcontractors, suppliers and partners, who have made generous contributions to this very worthy cause.”