What happens to all those 5 pence pieces that shops charge us when we need a carrier bag in Wales? This time around Waitrose kindly donated it to Mind Monmouthshire. As the saying goes ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’ really did come true as we were presented with a cheque for £11,168 by Simon Adkins, Branch Manager of Waitrose Monmouth, Peter Falcini, Branch Manager of Waitrose Abergavenny and Alice Johnson, Waitrose Monmouth Community Matters Partner. This is the largest donation Mind Monmouthshire has ever received and we intend to put the money to good use.
Our Young Peoples Wellbeing and Resilience Project will now be able to provide more one to one help and advice across the County plus we can deliver more self-management courses to young people. With one in four of us experiencing mental health problems the having the knowledge and skills to be able to manage this is vitally important. The cheque was gratefully received by John Matthews, Chair of Mind Monmouthshire.