Last year, dressing as characters from the Wizard of Oz and a mass cycle ride were just two of the ways McCartneys and Phipps & Pritchard raised money for mental health charity, Mind. With your help we have done phenomenally well with over £6800 raised.
Initially the figure was just over £5500 but the partnership decided to round it up to £6000. As a result, each of the four 'local Mind' branches where our offices and livestock markets are located, Shropshire Mind, Herefordshire Mind, Mid Powys Mind and Brecon and District Mind will each 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.
We couldn't have done it without your help.
Whether it was donating a lamb or ewe to be sold in aid of the charity at one of our livestock markets or donating your spare change for one of the collection cans in our estate agency branches, the collective effort has been fantastic.
There have been many highlights across the year including the fancy dress day and the quiz night arranged by Phipps and Pritchard which raised a substantial amount. As did the charity bike ride and walk along the Montgomery canal.
Together we will make a real difference to the local Mind Groups with the money being used for outreach projects and community welfare.
So, on behalf of the local Minds, thank you!
It's important to keep talking about mental health issues and if you or someone you know is facing a mental health challenge then please visit the mind website here for information and advice.
To find out more about the past charities that McCartneys have supported and how we helped raise awareness and money for them, click on one of the charity logos below to read their story.