Parcelforce staff in Glasgow have presented a local mental health charity with a massive cheque following a marathon fundraising effort.
The cheque was handed over to Alison Garrow (pictured front second from right) from the mental health charity Penumbra at the Parcelforce depot in Cambuslang.
Staff at the depot decided to fundraise for mental health after a colleague tragically completed suicide just before Christmas last year. The money raised will go specifically to services run by Penumbra for people in Glasgow who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Delivery Manager Dav Jhakra (pictured front left) said the team wanted to support a charity working with people in the local area.
“We do a lot of charity fundraising throughout the year and staff always put their hand in their pocket. This time we really wanted to do something which would help people in Glasgow who are experiencing mental health difficulties. It is a cause which means a lot to the team.
“I would like to thank everyone for their fundraising efforts but particularly drivers William McCormick and Craig Edwards who went the extra mile. Between them they managed to gather six or seven top prizes for our charity night.”
The Parcelforce team took a number of fundraising routes to deliver the cash. Manager Dav completed the Edinburgh 10k race in May with his daughter, another staff member was sponsored to shave off his large beard, and the team also held a charity night where signed Rangers and Celtic shirts donated by members of staff were auctioned off.
Alison Garrow from Penumbra said the money would help the charity provide mental health services for people in Glasgow.
“We run a number of services in the city and this donation will help us to support more people experiencing mental health difficulties. We believe people can and do recover from mental ill health and we work to support people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life so they can achieve recovery.
“On behalf of everyone at Penumbra I would like to say a massive thank you to Parcelforce. It is not every day that we receive a cheque for over £2000. The money will really make a big difference.”
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