DVLA staff give £51k to men­tal health char­ity

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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.”

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