Our team has a strong commitment to supporting employees and the local community which is why we’re able to share details of a recent fundraising event our team took part in, along with other manufacturing firms, to help raise awareness and funds for mental health.
The “Manufacturers Ramble on” was held Friday 17th November and involved around 70 participants from more than 20 North East manufacturing businesses coming together to walk a 10k route.
The walk started and finished at Souter Lighthouse, where participants walked and talked openly together to raise vital funds for Andy’s Man Club.
Andy’s Man Club is a great organisation that focuses on taking away the stigma relating to mental health and creates judgement-free and confidential spaces where men can be open about the challenges within their lives.
The charity facilitates groups where men aged 18 and above can speak openly about their issues. Groups run nationwide every Monday at 7pm (except bank holidays) and are completely volunteer led with no charge to any man.
Nationwide the charity has over 120 free support groups which are accessed by over 2800 men each week.
The 10k walking event was organised and ran by Mark Bracknall, Director of Theo James, Adam Black of AR POWER and Oliver Bell a mental health and well-being specialist – who suggested topics to discuss throughout the duration of the walk.
A number of The Expanded Metal Company employees took part in the walk, including Paul Bushnell, Alex Noble, Dave Simpson, Ryan Pinder and Jo Lloyd.
Jo Lloyd, Head of People and QHSE at The Expanded Metal Company commented: “It was a great opportunity to meet some of our manufacturing partners, make new acquaintances and get involved in topics related to mental health.”
You can find out more about the event here: https://www.linkedin.com/events/manufacturersrambleon-raisingaw7119700379876909057/
And if you would like to donate you can do so here: