The Trust is profoundly grateful for its many supporters and sponsors, but remains reliant on donations. Small contributions can make a big difference. The MindEd Trust BT My Donate site has no management charges and is fully Gift Aid compliant.
Please note: The MindEd Trust will never employ cold-calling, begging letters, blanket mailshots or third party, charity boosters.
The MindEd Trust has received incredible support from many individuals and organisations, reflecting both the terrible tragedy which led to its foundation and the depth of the problems of psychosis in young people in our society. The calls for reform are now overwhelming and the Trust’s objectives enjoy widespread support.
One of the Trust’s primary objectives is the destruction of the stigma surrounding mental illness. The Trust is keen to support and participate in any and all events and activities which bring people together under a mental health banner. Fundraising itself helps to eradicate stigma. This makes the activity as important as important as the monies raised.
The Trust would welcome suggestions and proposals regarding fundraising – please contact us
Recent Initiatives include:
The Leys School, Cambridge – Lenten Appeal
The Leys School in Cambridge selected The MindEd Trust as the beneficiary of its annual Lenten Appeal for 2016. Via a number of concerts, events and lectures, The Leys’ students, staff and parents are engaged in a wide variety of fundraising and awareness activities. The Trust is very grateful for the support extended by the entire Leys' community, raising substantial funds whilst simultaneously raising the awareness of good mental health and wellbeing in young people.
Hoohaah Charity 10km & Half-Marathon
Cambridgeshire charity, Hoohaah devoted the proceeds of their 2016 series of 10km runs and a half-marathon to The MindEd Trust. There were four events in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk with each attended by several hundred runners and supporters. The events were open to all ages and all abilities, attracting both pleasure runners and committed competitors. Donations were made either direct via registration and participation or via individual sponsorship and participant websites. The MindEd Trust were grateful for the support of Tesco plc in this programme. A super effort from thousands of people.
The Parkfit Crew
Throughout 2017, The Parkfit Crew undertook a whole series of extreme fitness events on behalf of The Trust. Challenges included: 10km runs, half-marathons, full marathons, tough mudders and a 69 mile endurance run through northern England. An exceptional effort from a group of genuine superheroes.
Ginger & Frenchy Head North
In Summer 2017, Toby (Ginger) and Clement (Frenchy) started at Land's End in just their boxer shorts with the aim of travelling to John O'Groats solely reliant on the goodwill of the British public for food, shelter, clothing, transport and support. After 24 days, they arrived safe and sound in Scotland following numerous exploits and multiple random acts of kindness from well wishers and sponsors. The lads raised substantial funds for The Trust whilst promoting positive mental health for their generation.
Burstons & Bowens Cross UK Cycle Challenge
In 2016, Terry & Sam, on behalf of The Trust, cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats through some of the worst summer weather seen in recent years. Through hardship and the elements, they completed their journey, camping out every night en route. In 2017, wives Helen and Jackie joined the challenge and the team cycled from St David's Head to Felixstowe, being the longest cross country route available in the UK. Two consecutive years of great and dedicated effort for which The Trust is most grateful