News Archive February 2020
Suffolk Business Leaders to walk over hot coals for Suffolk Mind
A number of Suffolk business leaders are walking over hot coals on Wednesday 26th February 2020 to raise money and awareness for Suffolk Mind.
The independent mental health charity and The East of England Co-op are hosting a Fire Walk at the Ufford Park Hotel in Woodridge where people will be walking barefoot over hot embers for charity. But, don’t panic, they’re using specialists to do this – the person in charge has broken the Guinness World Record for the ‘Greatest fire walking distance’ twice.
Ginny Idehen, Head of Business Operations at Suffolk Mind and a Director of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is getting involved: “Fire Walking is a challenge designed to help transform fears and encourage participants to do things they didn’t think possible. It is the perfect event for Suffolk Mind to promote and I am very excited, yet apprehensive to take on the hot coals on 26th February.
“We have lots of big business names taking on the challenge for Suffolk Mind, but registrations are open to anyone, so you can come along to test and challenge yourself.”
Doug Field, CEO of The East of England Co-op said: “There are a number of reasons why I wanted to do a firewalk and play a small part in supporting the excellent work of Suffolk Mind in talking about and taking care of your emotional well-being. One of those reasons was to help my two boys, aged 10 and 7, develop a growth mindset and see what is possible.”
Suffolk County Council Chairman, Councillor James Finch is also taking part in the Fire Walk. As part of his Charity of the Year partnership with Suffolk Mind, Cllr Finch has already completed 10 walks across the Suffolk countryside and the Fire Walk will be his 11th and final walk.
Cllr James Finch, said: “I am really looking forward to my sponsored fire walk as it is something I have never done before.
“Over the summer I completed my 10 sponsored walks for Suffolk Mind along the entire length of the Stour Valley Path, walking with groups of family, friends and fellow fundraisers from Newmarket to Cattawade. It was a truly wonderful experience to share the fresh air and stunning views with others, whilst at the same time raising funds for Suffolk Mind and awareness of the real benefits of physical activity to improve mental health and wellbeing.
“I wish all my fellow fire-walkers the best of luck for the event, if you would like to sponsor me please visit my fundraising page on the Suffolk Mind website.”
Other business leaders include Carole Burman, Managing Director of MAD-HR; Ian White, Suffolk Mind Chair of Trustees and Managing Director at Becketts; and Andrew West, Managing Partner of Gotelee Solicitors LLP.
To support people taking on the Fire Walk, click here.
Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 26th February 2020
2.6 Challenge (8)
Event Date: 26/04/2020Take part in the 2.6 challenge to support Suffolk Mind. Anyone of any age and ability can take on the 2.6 Challenge, with a host of activities – from walking, running, or cycling 2.6 miles, to juggling for 2.6 minutes, or holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
Ben Burgess (1)
Event Date:Ben is raising money for Suffolk Mind.
Beth from Applaud Coffee, Ipswich (1)
Event Date:Beth from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich is hosting coffee workshops online and supporting Suffolk Mind at the same time.
Cheryl Pethybridge (1)
Event Date: 20/09/2020
Cheryl is taking part in the Brighton Marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Emily Burrell (1)
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from mental health problems each year. So I have decided to do a skydive in aid of Suffolk Mind to try and help local people in need of support.
Fire Walk (44)
Event Date: 26/02/2020
The East of England Co-op are hosting a firewalk to raise money for Suffolk Mind, on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge.
Would you like to rise to the challenge of walking on hot coals? Click here t
Kelly Porter - Harwich half marathon (1)
Event Date: 05/04/2020
Kelly Porter is taking part in the Harwich half marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Kirsty Gardner (1)
Event Date:Kirsty is painting for Suffolk Mind.
Link Mortgage Services (1)
Event Date:Dress down days at Link Mortgage Services.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Oliver Southgate (1)
Event Date: 10/05/2020
This year, my new year resolution is to help raise awareness of mental health. So what better way than to raise money for a charity that is also personally very close to me!
Simone Cotterill sings live (1)
Event Date: 15/05/2020Simone Cotterill will be singing live on Friday 15th May for Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
The MEL Group brightens up the workplace (1)
Event Date: 22/05/2020The MEL Group is brightening up the workplace on Friday 22nd May.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we