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Hearts and Minds in the Countryside

Fri 9 March 2018

Last year, dressing as characters from the Wizard of Oz and a mass cycle ride were just two of the ways McCartneys raised money for mental health charity, Mind. With your help we’ve done phenomenally well, in fact better than the photo shows.

Shortly after the picture was taken the partnership decided to round that figure up to £6000.  So now each of the four regional Mind branches where our offices and livestock markets are located will get £1500 to carry on their vital work.  But the good news doesn’t stop there, as we raised a further £834 through the Just Giving website which goes directly to Mind at a national level.

Whether it was donating a lamb or ewe to be sold in aid of the charity at one of our livestock markets or signing one of our sponsorship forms, thank you for helping people in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Powys.

If you or someone you know is struggling, then please talk to someone. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone close to you, then Mind has a really useful website, or you can all them on 0300 123 3393.

Farmers are renowned for not looking after themselves and this year we’re switching our fundraising to another cause, your heart!  We’ll be raising money to purchase defibrillators for our livestock markets and will make a donation direct to the British Heart Foundation.

Why? Well we know that anyone can have a heart attack, at any time and in any place and we want to have life-saving defibrillators at our livestock markets should the worst happen. Secondly, Helen Carter, who works in our rural professional department is a first responder and she’s inspired us all to learn more about live saving techniques.

So, you may see us doing one or two more crazy things again in the name of charity.  They may be fun, but there’s a serious point for the farming and rural community at large. 2018 really is the year to start looking after yourself, both physically and mentally. 

Please visit our Charity Page where you can find out more about the charities that we have helped. 

Jenny Layton-Mills
Partner, Rural Professional Department
McCartneys in Knighton

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