The mental health charity, Mind, has been voted as the Stephensons Charity of the Year for 2017/18 after a vote by staff at the firm.
The initiative sees staff from across the firm taking part in fundraising and volunteering activity for the chosen charity across a full twelve months. In previous years, the firm has raised tens-of-thousands of pounds in support of local and national organisations, with staff taking part in everything from dress-down-days, to bake sales, marathons and 10k runs.
The firm also utilises its legal expertise to assist the Charity of the Year, providing pro-bono services where possible.
Mind provides advice and support with the aim of empowering anyone who is experiencing a mental health problem. As well as campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding, the national charity works alongside local and regional groups to support more than 390,000 people across England and Wales.
Charlotte Porter, Head of Account Management at Mind said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Stephensons for choosing to support Mind, and our work helping people with mental health problems.
“One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Every penny raised by Stephensons will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most.”
Stephensons Chairwoman, Ann Harrison, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Mind as our charity of the year.
“As a firm we are very proud of our strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and our staff take an active lead in how the firm dedicates its time and resources to help charitable organisations and local communities.
“We look forward to working with Mind and their local groups over the next twelve months.”