22nd May 2001
University staff presented a cheque to the charity MIND yesterday (Monday) as a result of their fundraising efforts in the Interflora 10K run in Lincoln in April.
Jane Charlesworth, Maureen Young and June Owen, administration staff at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s Lincoln campus, took part in the challenge and raised over £100 for MIND, the national charity which campaigns for the mentally ill and their carers.
Helen Robinson, chief executive of MIND in Lincoln, said: “Today one in four people need some form of psychiatric support. Our charity makes sure that mental health services are being provided in the right way.
“Although MIND is a national charity we are independent so we need all the help we can get with fund-raising. I’m delighted that the university staff made such an effort raise these much needed funds,” she added.
The staff work in the university’s Faculty of Social & Life Sciences and are continually supporting charity events. They have supported Comic Relief, Breast Cancer Awareness and they are due to take part in the Race for Life in June.
“This was the first time I had taken part and it was a challenge, but I had been training for some time,” said Jane Charlesworth. “I’m already getting ready for next year’s race!”
For further information about MIND please contact the Lincoln office on 01522 511221.
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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,
University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
Tel: 01522 886042
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