DVLA staff give £51k to mental health charity
STAFF at Swansea’s giant DVLA have handed over a cheque for £51,799.26 to the charity Mind after a year of fundraising efforts by many of its 5,500 workers.
The cash boost for the mental health charity followed a year of fundraising by scores of the agency’s 5,500 workers, who joined in a number of activities including half-marathons, a Three Peaks Challenge, skydiving and a Music for Mind charity concert. Over the year staff also ran raffles, sweepstakes and cake sales, with every opportunity raising funds for the good cause.
Along with representatives from the charity, Swansea City Football Club Ambassador Lee Trundle showed his support by attending the presentation of the cheque to Mind at the DVLA in Morriston during the agency’s annual Christmas fair.
DVLA chief executive Oliver Morley said staff efforts culminating in the cheque handover had been “truly outstanding”.
He added yesterday: “I am really proud of everyone who has raised or donated money to support Mind. I’m grateful to everyone for getting involved.”