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Redrow’s national charity offers a helpful boost to Flintshire Mind

A CHEQUE for £4,500 was presented to Flintshire Mind from The Redrow Foundation in a bid to help the charity continue its vital advice and support for those suffering problems with mental health in the local area.

Redrow NW managing director Sandy McBride and Claire Speed, marketing co-ordinator, presented the cheque to chief officer Jenny Murphy, at The Wellbeing Centre in Mold.

Flintshire Mind is a local charity which aims to offer help and assistance to those suffering with, or caring for people in the local community with mental health issues. It is affiliated to the national charity Mind (the National Association for Mental Health), the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

The £4,500 donation will contribute towards improvements to the Centre – the establishment of a courtyard garden, a brand new door access system and a counselling room will be refurbished and redecorated.

Sandy McBride said: “Redrow’s business is building new homes and creating communities and we recognise the importance of building links within the local community. Flintshire Mind is a charity that holds a very important place within the local community and we are delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause.”

Flintshire Mind’s Wellbeing Centre in Mold opened in May 2012 and the charity’s aim is to develop it to make it a modern, safe and friendly facility for local people.

The centre offers a bright, welcoming and relaxing environment with activities such as relaxation workshops, Indian head massage and reflexology, talking therapies, social activities and art workshops.

Jenny Murphy said: “Depression will soon be the biggest cause of disability in the world according to the World Health Organisation – statistics like this show just how important it is to support people up and down the country. We have high hopes for our centre in Flintshire and our exciting plans have now been made possible thanks to Redrow’s generous donation.

“Our work is wholly committed to making it possible for people experiencing mental or emotional distress to live full lives and play their full part in society, and Redrow has helped us towards that ultimate goal for which we are all very grateful.”

The Redrow Foundation is a national charity, founded by Flintshire based housebuilder Redrow Homes, which builds new homes across England and Wales. It provides financial support for the relief of poverty and sickness in the UK and, in particular, to provide accommodation and related assistance, including respite care, especially to children, the elderly and those who are sick or infirm.  To date it has contributed almost £400,000 to a wide variety of good causes.

For more information about Flintshire Mind and its work in the local area, visit http://www.flintshiremind.org.uk