Our Charity Partners

Why do we have Charity Partners?

Dorset Mind is an independent charitable provider of mental health services.  This means that we raise our income in various ways.  We apply to win funding from local councils and grant making trusts, we take part in fundraising activities and receive donations from the public.

By working with corporate partners it means that we don’t have to rely heavily on funding applications – or the public’s goodwill.

And so, we’d like to thank our Charity Partners.  As well as fundraising with them, we gain the opportunity to work with some amazing people and spread mental health awareness.

Purbeck Golf ClubCharity partners - Purbeck golf club

Start of partnership: January 2018

Purbeck Golf Club have chosen Dorset Mind as their 2018 charity of the year.  Our partnership officially starts in January 2018.

Club Captain’s Tim and Mel are keen to start fundraising, and have various events planned in the diary already!

Douch Family Funeral Directors

Douch Family Funeral Directors - charity partnerStart of partnership: January 2018

Douch Family Funeral Directors have selected us to be their charity of the year for 2018.

Although their official partnership doesn’t start with us until 2018, they are starting to fundraise for us in December.  Customers are invited to hang Christmas decorations on the ‘Christmas Trees of Remembrance’ in one of the company’s eight branches.  This starts on the 1st December.

Ward Goodman Chartered Accountants

Charity partners - Ward GoodmanStart of partnership: October 2017

Renowned Chartered Accountants Ward Goodman are one of our newest charity partnerships.

The first event they are taking part in to fundraise for us is the 5k Zombie Run on 11th November.  A team of 10 staff are taking part in the race to raise donations for us!

So far they have already raised £250 for Dorset Mind, via a donation from Talbot Village Trust.

The Verwood RotaryVerwood Rotary

Start of partnership: July 2017

Alongside Mayoress of Verwood, we have further support in the area from Verwood Rotary.  Club President Ken Armstrong has chosen us as his charity to support during his presidency.

Patron Andy Mayers gave a presentation to the Club back in August, and received an initial donation of £324.

Marks and Spencer, Poole

Start of partnership: July 2017

M&S in Poole chose to work with Dorset Mind from July as their charity of the year.  A member of staff in the store has been doing lots of work to raise money including a tuck shop, a bike ride, games night and a quiz.

Since working with us they have raised £500 so far which will be used to fund our core services.

The Mayor of Verwood 

Start of partnership: June 2017Charity Partners - Mayoress of Verwood

The Mayor of Verwood, Lindsey Dedden, has chosen to support us as her Mayor’s charity of the year during 2017/18.

The first event Lindsey organised was a talk with Archaeologist Julian Richards on 25th September.  There are other events planned in the future.

The Stable Chain of Restaurants

The stable - charity partnersStart of partnership: April 2017

In April we started a long-term partnership with The Stable.  Founder Richard Cooper wanted to work with Dorset Mind as he described mental health as “One of the biggest challenges facing us all today”. 

Richard competed in the London Marathon back in April 2017, and raised the largest single fundraising donation for us.

One of the latest campaigns they are running is donating money they would have spent on Christmas table decorations and crackers to Dorset Mind.

So far The Stable have raised £6,961.25!  A massive help to support our services, and our plans to expand westwards in the county.

Siemens Mobility, Poole

Start of partnership: January 2017

Charity Partners - SiemensSiemens in Poole decided to support Dorset Mind through 2017.  They organised a fundraising and awareness programme events for World Mental Health Week.  In addition, they donated money from their match site.  In February 2017 they raised a massive £500 for us with a Valentines Cake bake.

Total amount raised so far: £500 and counting!

Select Resorts

Start of partnership: January 2017

Charity Partners - Select ResortsDorset Mind started working with Select Resorts in January 2017 and the partnership will be lasting for a year.

Managing Director Pauline Bonnani is a member of the Westbourne Rotary Club who also support Dorset Mind.

Select Resorts Group chose us as they were aware of the need of financial support for young people’s support services.  Throughout the year they have run a tuck shop to raise money, and have organised a bag-pack event at The Range in November.

Haskins Garden Centre

Start of partnership: January 2017

Haskins Garden Centre Partnerslogo resizedDorset Mind were chosen by Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown to be their charity of the year 2017.

During Mental Health Awareness Week in May we bucket collected and spread mental health awareness.  During October we collected at the store for 3 days and raised £407.63.

Other events have included a Easter Cake raffle, and quiz nights, not to mention Store Manager Simon Hallum’s Brighton Marathon.  A wishing well is located near the store’s exit and displays our leaflets and carries a slot for donations.

Avonbourne Sixth Form

Start of partnership: November 2016

Avonbourne Sixth Form started working with Dorset Mind in November 2016 and are working with us for 2 years.

SociCharity Partners - Avonbourneology teacher Ms Little has encouraged her students to create various fundraising projects for our Youth Services.  Some of the fundraisers they have held are St Patricks Day bake sale and lucky dip, and a ‘Bake-Off’ themed bake sale for World Mental Health Day 2017.

As well as fundraising, they have also allowed us to spread mental health awareness throughout the sixth form and school. Dorset Mind have been invited in to speak about Mental Health which is vital to educate young people.

They have so far raised a total of £680.86!  This will go towards our youth services.

Westbourne Rotary

Verwood RotaryStart of partnership: May 2016

Our official partnership with Westbourne Rotary began in May 2016 when Will Hume started his Presidency.  Since then the Rotary have undertaken some amazing work with us.

They’ve raised money in very innovative ways such as President Will’s bungee jump in Macau and annual events that include backpacking at The Range and Santa’s Grotto in Westbourne and Boscombe.

Westbourne Rotary have raised a fantastic £7,045.00 so far for us!  This money is funding the start of our youth services throughout Dorset, which is estimated to cost in excess of £330,000.