Dear Friends, colleagues and partners,

In these challenging times I wanted to call out a massive thank you, to our teams, to our members and to our suppliers. We have been able to support our communities and maintain the services we offer across the country during this challenging period. A fantastic job done by all.

As we have all seen when communities come together, we can overcome challenges and support one another through difficult events and times. This has made us think about what we could do as the Avicenna community to continue to help and support our communities. You may have seen in the news the challenges being faced by healthcare based charities, the reduced fundraising opportunities and increased demand. This has made us think about what we could do to support a healthcare charity.

We have set ourselves a challenge to support a healthcare based charity and after research we have decided that we the Avicenna community would like to support Mind. With so many of our fellow citizens living through challenging times either emotional, financial, solitude or pressure on relationships we felt we could help this charity continue the great work they do support the UK population.

Every year 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem. Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. When someone experiences a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. Mind are there to give that support and reliable information. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.

To this end we are asking you our Avicenna community to support us to support Mind by committing to Run, Cycle or Walk during the month of June. We need you to commit to the number of miles that you and if they want your family & friends during the month of June. We would love you to commit to gathering sponsorship, completing and tracking your committed miles and help us reach our goal of 10,000 miles and £10,000

Are you up for the challenge?

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.