Dean’s Garden Centre raises £16K for York Mind

Dean’s Garden Centre colleagues and York Mind’s Holly Bilton celebrate raising over £16,000
27 Jan 2020 @ 3.56 pm
| Charity

The staff at Dean’s Garden Centre York are celebrating a blossoming year of fundraising with a generous donation of over £16,000 to York-based charity York Mind.

The family business chose to support mental health throughout 2019, and raised the money by organising a range of opportunities for staff and customers to give. These included a sell-out brass band concert at Stockton-on-Forest Village Hall in June, in-house quiz nights, collecting tins on the tills and prize grids in store.

Between the York & Scarborough branches, the company has raised a huge £20,857.02 in total (with £4,682.13 being donated to Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind).


Charity co-ordinator at Dean’s Garden Centre Laura Dean said: “We would like to thank all our customers, suppliers and staff members for their support in raising this fantastic amount of money, which will be used locally to support people suffering with mental health problems.”

“The team at Dean’s have been such a pleasure to work with across the past year, and I am over the moon to celebrate their success with them,” said Holly Bilton, fundraising manager at York Mind.

“Their fundraising has been consistent and incredibly well-organised, and the fantastic total they have managed to raise for our services reflects the generosity and hard work of the close-knit staff team.”

About York Mind

York Mind, which operates from Clifton, delivers a range of one to one and group based support for individuals aged 9 and above, were ‘over the moon’ to receive the donation.

Whilst affiliating to the national ‘Mind’ brand, York Mind are financially independent from the main Mind charity, and therefore greatly rely on the support of local companies and people in the community in York to be able to continue & develop their life-changing work.

This includes Counselling, Advocacy, Young People’s Services, Mental Health Training and a wide range of well-being activities designed to support better mental and emotional health.