At the tail end of 2021, we created an in house co-departmental initiative called the Charitable Champions that focuses on all the charity activities for the company. This year, our efforts focused on aiding the mental health crisis. Therefore, it felt that establishing a corporate sponsor relationship with SAMH would be the best first step.
Established in 1923, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) are committed to providing mental health social care support to both adults and young people who need help. From housing support and care at home to employability services and many other community initiatives, SAMH offer a comprehensive range of services aimed at ensuring the health and well-being of the community.
Since October, we have been busy raising funds for this important cause - from dress-up days in the office for Halloween, to bake-offs and Christmas Jumper Day. More recently, our staff have been keen to get fit and with our Health and Wellbeing Initiative launching within the workplace, we organised staff to take part in a cycle challenge and the Kiltwalk 2022.
CEO Brian Toward shares his delight at this charity venture:
“We are delighted to have recently established our Wholesale Domestic Charitable Champions which is our internal committee focused on supporting SAMH.”
He also added:
“Wholesale Domestic have a long history of charitable giving and events, having sponsored Clyde 1’s ‘Mission Christmas’ and partnered with STV’s ‘Big Scottish Breakfast’ in a bid to end food poverty for children by raising funds to provide them with a daily hot meal.”
“We are proud to be working with SAMH on this occasion, raising awareness for the important work they do and raising money to support this extremely important cause.”
Fundraising began with Halloween, The Great Bathroom Bake Off and Christmas Jumper Day which seen us raise a considerable amount for our SAMH as we look to continue adding to it.
Rachael Martin, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser at SAMH had this to say:
“We’re so excited to be working in partnership with Wholesale Domestic! The whole team have been behind the cause from day one, and we can’t wait to cheer them on at the Cycle Challenge. SAMH is committed to ensuring that anyone with a mental health problem has a place to go for help. It’s through the support and fundraising of our corporate partners that we can deliver our life-changing mental health work across Scotland.”