Teams at Branston’s Lincoln and South West sites took part in fundraising activities throughout 2018
Branston has donated £21,420 to their charity of the year 2018, Rethink Mental Illness. Rethink Mental Illness has over 200 mental health services and support groups throughout the country, providing expert advice, information and support to more than 60,000 people severely affected by mental illness.
Simon Telfer, HR director at Branston said: “We are particularly proud to have worked with mental health charities this year, as mental health touches so many lives. Despite accounting for over half of all lost work days last year, at a national level, mental health issues still have a lot of stigma attached. It’s great to see mental health and wellbeing being more openly discussed.
“Our links with mental health charities have certainly helped us to have more conversations on the subject and to raise awareness of mental wellbeing with all our staff. We have provided mental health training for our managers and introduced Mental Health Supporters across the business.”
Throughout 2018, Branston teams from Lincoln and South West sites took part in a variety of fundraising activities including a Century Cycle Ride, the London Marathon, the City of Lincoln 10k, ‘Branston’s Biggest Loser’ weight loss contest, Tough Mudder and staff events such as a summer BBQ, bake sales and a Christmas raffle.
Lisa Fraser-Ashton, corporate partnerships manager at Rethink Mental Illness said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as Branston’s charity of the year. We’re so thankful for this generous donation.
“The Branston team has demonstrated their commitment to supporting the mental wellbeing of their staff, as well as showing a great deal of enthusiasm for fundraising.”
Picture caption: James Truscott, Branston MD and Lisa Fraser-Ashton, corporate partnerships manager at Rethink Mental Illness with some of the Branston team.