Moto Foundation is excited to announce that from 1st July 2022, following a company-wide colleague vote, its new national charity partner will be Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Moto Foundation will also be supporting SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) to provide mental health initiatives in Scotland. The charity partnership will run for five years and aims to raise £1.25million.
Moto Foundation bids a fond farewell to Help for Heroes, their national partner of the last ten years, for whom they raised over £3.1 million.
The new partnership will enable Mind and SAMH to continue to provide support services, such as helplines and peer support communities, and campaign for the one in four of us that will experience a mental health problem every year. Some of the money raised will also go towards the Local Mind Grants Fund (LMGF). This fund supports local Minds to deliver mental health projects and services in their communities.
Through its fundraising, the Trust also aims to drive awareness and open up conversations about mental health among its colleagues and customers.
Louise Hughes, Chair, Moto Foundation Chair, commented:
“Given that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year, it wasn’t a surprise that our colleagues voted for Mind to become our new national charity partner. We are looking forward to supporting Mind and SAMH with their objectives over the next 5 years and reaching our target of £1.25 million for them.“
Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, said:
“We are so grateful to colleagues at Moto in the Community Trust for choosing to support Mind, and for their commitment to raising £1.25million for mental health support over the next five years.“
The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the nation’s mental health, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems, and it is vital that everyone has access to the right support, advice and information when they need it.
The money raised will support Mind’s Infoline, giving someone a voice to talk to when things are too much, keep our online community Side by Side open for anyone feeling isolated, and help us to keep pushing people in power to protect the rights and support the needs of those of us with a mental health problem. It will also allow us to support our local Minds to deliver mental health projects and services in the community.
We are really excited to work with Moto Foundation and look forward to seeing what they have in store.”
Together, we can keep fighting for better mental health.
For more information on the partnership visit: https://moto-way.com/about-us/moto-foundation/charity-partner/