New Forest

24/01/2019

HWB pledges to support vital mental health charity in South

Accountants and tax advisers HWB have announced Solent Mind as their charity of the year and are busy planning a series of fundraising events throughout 2019.

The practice, one of the region’s largest independent accountancy firms, will be supporting the mental health charity as it continues to help thousands of people across Southampton, Portsmouth and the wider Hampshire area.

All the money raised by HWB will go towards supporting Solent Mind, including their Wellbeing Centres in Eastleigh, Fareham, Portsmouth, Winchester and The New Forest.

With an ethos that no-one should face a mental health problem alone, the charity works to empower people of all ages through a range of activities, including yoga sessions, sports clubs, poetry and art therapy. It also works with schools in the region to support young people experiencing mental health issues.

The HWB team kickstarted their fundraising mission with a Christmas Jumper Day and are now planning a full calendar of events for 2019.

The team are also joining in with the RED initiative run by Solent Mind, which encourages people to get some exercise every day throughout January to ‘beat the blues away’.

Michaela Johns, Director at HWB, said: “We’re incredibly proud to pledge our support for Solent Mind, a charity that provides vital mental health services and information to a huge number of people in the region.

“Mental health awareness is now firmly on the agenda and we’re pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause that helps a wide cross-section of people with inspiring projects.

“As a leading South Coast business, we wanted to support a local charity with real impact and we’re pleased our fundraising will help make a difference to local communities.”

Victoria Hall, Head of Business and Corporate Relations, from Solent Mind, said: “we are delighted to partner with HWB. The commitment from HWB to both fundraise for our services, and raise awareness of mental health locally is fantastic. We look forward to our partnership developing throughout 2019”

For more information about Solent Mind, visit www.solentmind.org.uk

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