Mind in Bradford make TL Dallas a principal charity partner

Polly Staveley, managing director at TL Dallas.

One of the UK’s leading independent insurance broking and risk management companies, TL Dallas, has become a principal partner of Bradford-based mental health charity, Mind in Bradford.

TL Dallas has been supporting Mind in Bradford for more than eight years and in the last financial year alone, has donated £5,000 to the charity. Mind in Bradford helped almost 14,000 people in and around the city who were struggling with their mental health last year.

The money donated by TL Dallas is raised via a host of fundraising initiatives undertaken by the team, and then match-funded by the firm. The latest activity saw a team of four compete in the Barton Legal Dales 50 cycle ride from Otley to Harrogate and back. James Bright, Jeremy Burnham, Andy Copsey and Mark Adams raised nearly £1,000 cycling for 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Polly Staveley, managing director at TL Dallas, said: “We understand the invaluable work that Mind in Bradford do, and becoming a principal partner will see us continuing to donate at least £5,000 every year. We know the charity wants to help even more people, and with Mental Health Awareness Week taking place this week, we are keen to encourage more Bradford-based businesses to get involved with Mind in Bradford.

“Mind in Bradford reaches local people of all ages, and we feel proud to play a part in ensuring these vital services are made available to anyone requiring information and advice about all types of mental health and wellbeing problems. It’s essential that there are safe places where people can talk through their issues and Mind in Bradford makes this possible with live chats, same day appointments, drop-in chats and overnight stays for children and young people. All this support helps prevent people from feeling isolated and helps to keep them safe.”

Fundraising and business development manager from Mind in Bradford, Lydia Ngwenya, said: “Each year one in four of us will experience poor mental health, and as the demand for our services continually increases – this is something we cannot ignore. We are an independent charity, relying on our own resources and local generosity to provide award-winning services across Bradford District and right out to Settle. We simply couldn’t do it without businesses like TL Dallas. £5,000 is an incredible sum and it makes a huge difference to the support we’re able to deliver, it is actually enough to answer one call to Guide-Line for every day of the year, or to provide over 180 people with one to one in-person support in times of crisis.”

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