CSF focuses on Pride and targets £25,000 for Mind in 2021

Jake Carter

June 15, 2021

Crystal Specialist Finance (CSF) is focusing on Pride Month 2021 as part of its ongoing Health and Wellbeing Campaign, which aims to raise £25,000 for the charity Mind throughout 2021.

Throughout June the business will be providing education on the key issues facing the LGBT+ community and discussing the steps that can be taken to become better allies.

This will be delivered through internal ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ sessions and externally through social media, and it is part of the overall 2021 programme.

In May, which included Mental Health Awareness Week, staff worked alongside professional finance partners and associates to walk or run five thousand steps a day to raise money for the mental health charity.

Collectively,  seven million steps were taken between 30 people, 2.4 million more than the required target.

CSF has so far raised circa £7,000 this year, which is the equivalent to funding 674 calls to Mind’s Infoline, or providing 27,499 children and young people with safe, quality information.

Further planned events for 2021 includes a sponsored bike ride in Majorca, a corporate golf day, and popular industry professional Sat Bhandal, corporate relationship director at CSF, will be running the London Marathon.

Jason Berry, group sales and marketing director at CSF, said: “An active, educated mind and body are important in helping maintain a positive mental outlook, and our campaign is designed to bring in both elements for staff and professionals from the finance market who want to know more and get involved.

“The fundraising element of the programme is also vitally important because the services delivered by Mind are essential.

“Again we urge everyone to get involved, whether with ourselves or through your own businesses, as every penny will ultimately help make a difference to someone needing support.”

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