The P&A Group revealed, on Monday 8th January, that employees have voted North East Wales Mind as the company’s charity of the year for 2024.

Commenting on the announcement, Steve Morgan, Managing Director of the P&A Group said:

“Our team of employees is very dedicated to raising money for charity and this year have voted to raise funds for North East Wales Mind. The charity’s face to face, phone and online services offer vital support to people dealing with mental health issues, which is sadly needed more now than ever before.

“Every year our employees challenge themselves to come up with innovative ways to raise money for a good cause and there is a host of exciting events planned. From an abseil down Liverpool Cathedral to taking part in the Manchester Marathon and the Chester Santa Dash, there are a number of physical challenges planned as well as tried and trusted favourites such as various raffles and a quiz night. We’re all really looking forward to getting started and hope to raise as much money as we can for this very worthwhile charity.”

Employees of the P&A Group have set a fundraising target of £10,000 for 2024. Other charity initiatives to reach this target include, a “Time to Talk” cake day, “A month without” and a daily steps challenge.

North East Wales Mind helps people in Flintshire and Wrexham recover from mental health problems and stay emotionally healthy. In addition to face to face, telephone counselling and emotional support, the charity offers a range of online services and activities. Their phone lines are open between 10am and 4pm each weekday.

Natasha Wait, Business Development and Fundraising Lead for North East Wales Mind said:

“We’re delighted that the P&A Group has chosen to support North East Wales Mind in 2024. The company has an impressive track record of raising a lot of money for charity and we’re thrilled that fundraising for our worthwhile charity will take place this year through lots of different events and challenges.

Over the last 14 years the P&A Group has raised over £150,000 for a range of charities including  Dementia UK, British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices, Cancer Research UK, Action for Children, Alzheimer’s Society, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Meningitis Now.

The P&A Group comprises Zest Outdoor Living, a leading supplier of award winning timber garden products, The Woodworks Garden Centre and Café in Mold, P&A Pallets & Packaging and St Andrews Business Centre for leased and virtual offices.

To donate to North East Wales Mind, please visit https://www.p-a-group.com/charity