Fundraising for Mind and Harry's Pals

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Staff members from Grand Union Housing Group, based in Milton Keynes, and Longhurst Group, which has offices and properties across the Midlands and East of England, are joining forces in their fundraising for two causes close to their hearts.

They aim to raise more than £40,000 for two charities, Mind and Harry’s Pals, by completing a number of challenges. Both organisations have personal motivations for raising funds, and want to support the charity sector, which has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Aileen Evans, Group Chief Executive at Grand Union Housing Group, said: “I’m so proud of what we've achieved so far as an organisation through our fundraising. By raising more than £33,000, we’ve already made a significant contribution to Mind via the Shine a Light campaign, my chosen Presidential Campaign during my year in office as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

“I’ve been very open about my family’s experience with poor mental health and I’m passionate about working with MIND to create an open culture about mental health in the workplace.

Alongside its commitments to Mind, Grand Union recently signed up to Harry’s Pledge – a campaign launched by Harry’s Pals, calling for social housing providers to do more to support carers.

Harry’s Pals was set up by Hayley Charlesworth, daughter of Longhurst Group Chief Executive Julie Doyle, to support the mental health of parents of critically ill young children.  Hayley’s son Harry was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and many other complex needs which means that he needs round the clock care.

Julie added: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Grand Union Housing Group, an organisation that shares our values, to raise money for these two fantastic causes. We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our colleagues, customers and the communities we serve, which really speaks to the aims of both these charities."


  • Anonymous
    • £96 
    • 2 yrs
  • Laura Smith
    • £7 
    • 2 yrs
    • £20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Emma Millard
    • £5 
    • 2 yrs
  • Barb & Bri Smith
    • £50 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team: General donations (6)

GUHG and LG general donations
Raised £745 from 10 donations
Hayley Charlesworth
Longhurst Group 24 Peaks Team
Team member
Raised £17,789 from 159 donations
GUHG 24 Peaks Team
Team member
Raised £8,421 from 228 donations
CIH Futures 24 Peaks
Team member
Raised £4,518 from 106 donations
Charlotte Norman
Team member
Raised £3,945 from 71 donations

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