Starting 2024 with a bang, Moto Foundation donated an impressive £400,000 to Mind in its second year of partnership. The donation cheque was presented to Mind CEO, Dr Sarah Hughes, at Moto’s ‘Leading the Charge’ annual conference this month.
Demonstrating unwavering commitment to social impact and the mental health cause, colleagues and customers engaged in a series of fundraising events throughout the year to raise vital funds for Mind and Scottish Action for Mental Health (SAMH), Moto Foundation’s partner in Scotland.
The funds generated have played a crucial role in supporting Mind’s core services such as their Infoline, as well as supporting community mental health services through Mind’s network of local Minds. One of these services is Lancashire Mind’s PEAK (Person Encouragement Achievement and Knowledge), a co-produced service working with young people ages 16-21. This service aims to support young people and their families to increase mental health literacy and awareness, explore common challenges that young people face, encourage a deeper connection between a young person and their caregivers, and equip family/support networks with insight and skills to support their young person.
Another service supported through this donation was Bath Mind’s Welfare, Benefits and Financial Wellbeing service, which provides support to people experiencing mental health problems, as well as financial and welfare hardship.
Dr Sarah Hughes, CEO at Mind said:
“We are so grateful to Moto Foundation for this incredible £400K donation and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support of Mind.
“The cost-of-living crisis is having a devastating impact on the nation’s mental health, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems. It’s crucial that everyone has access to the right support, advice and information when they need it.
“This donation will help us to be there for the people who need us most through our vital services such as Mind’s Infoline, legal line, and our online peer support community Side by Side. It will also allow us to support our local Minds to deliver mental health projects and services in the community.”
SAMH also benefitted from a £25k annual donation, as Moto Foundation supports the mental health work they do in Scotland. Emma Mamo, Assistant Director of Workplace & Business Development at SAMH said:
“SAMH has been so proud to partner with Moto Foundation over the past year and we are delighted with the substantial funds and awareness raised for Scotland’s mental health. £25K has the potential to save and change lives across Scotland. Whether encouraging men in their middle years to discuss their mental health through the power of football and our ‘Changing Rooms’ project or enabling young people to attend SAMH’s ‘Time for Me’ life skills course, the money donated by Moto Foundation will have a positive and lasting impact.
Thank you for being incredible supporters of SAMH; we look forward to continuing our partnership and seeing what great things we can achieve together in 2024.”
Louise Hughes, Moto Foundation Chair and People Director at Moto said:
“Our partnership with Mind and SAMH is about raising funds but also awareness of the importance of taking care of your mental health. It’s clear from their incredible support and the size of this donation, how much our colleagues, customers and suppliers value this partnership, as we do. Thank you so much.
We have given over £640,000 to Mind and SAMH so far, which will make a difference to so many lives. 2024 is set to be another great year to build on that and continue the fight for mental health!”
For more information about Moto Foundation’s national partnership with Mind and SAMH visit: https://moto-way.com/about-us/moto-foundation/charity-partner/