Kate Skillen – Great Gatsby Ball…raised £785.00
Kate chose to raise money for Mind after she had the news her friend Cara, who she lived with while at uni had taken her own life. Kate had no idea that she had been struggling, even while at university. What upset Kate the most was that Cara had harmed herself in trying to get the help she really needed and lost her life in doing so.
In organising the event it helped Kate to remember Cara for her fun and loving self. She was always top of the class for costumes and a ball was a good excuse for dressing up.
65 people attended on the night and raised a glass to Cara.
The night consisted of a three course meal followed by the raffle consisting of a great variety of prizes including a bottle of House of Commons wine donated by MP Ben Bradley.
An auction for a weekends hot tub hire, kindly donated by Mansfield hot tub hire, which raised £100.
Everyone embraced the Great Gatsby theme and danced the Charleston into the night.
Alkane Energy…raised £500.00
Alkane Energy is one of the UK’s fastest growing independent power generators. The business choose Central Notts Mind as their charity to raise funds to help the Mental Health needs of Mansfield and Ashfield.
Each year money raised by staff is given to a chosen charity and this year they chose MIND for the “fantastic work they carry out with people suffering from mental health problems within our area”.