Bents raises over £23,000 for Manchester Mind
The garden centre will raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association throughout 2023
Bents Garden & Home has donated £23,500 to Manchester Mind, the garden centre’s ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2022.
“Customers and colleagues have once again shown enormous generosity in helping Bents raise an incredible amount – money which will help this fantastic charity which has been supporting better mental health for all in Manchester for over 30 years,” read a Bents statement.
Manchester Mind fundraising manager Joanna Huddart, who visited Bents to accept the donation, said, “We’re humbled by the level of support shown to our local mental health charity, especially during the cost of living crisis, when many more people are experiencing poor mental health and in need of our help.
“We appreciate the fantastic community spirit of Bents’ staff, clients and customers who kindly raised this generous donation. Thank you for making a lasting impact on our local services, ensuring we can continue to be there for 7,000 young people and adults in need this year.”
Matthew Bent, managing director for Bents Garden & Home, added, “We are absolutely delighted to have raised so much for Manchester Mind and I would like to say a big thank you to all our customers and colleagues who have helped throughout the year to make the campaign such a success.”
The company has since selected the Motor Neurone Disease Association as its charity for 2023, which Bent described as “another fantastic cause and one which we are keen to do just as well for”.
The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND, a condition which affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.
Charlotte Taylor, corporate development executive for the MND Association, explained, “The funds raised by Bents employees and customers will help us fund our network of 22 MND Care centres which provide coordinated multi-disciplinary care which has been shown to improve quality of life and life expectancy for those with MND. The partnership also offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of MND and help all those living with or affected by MND.”