UK: Williams Refrigeration has donated £562 raised by its staff to support local mental health charity the 8:56 Foundation.
The 8:56 Foundation was founded in 2021 as a response to the tragic suicide of King’s Lynn resident Lee Calton at the age of 37. It aims to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma around mental health issues for men as well as providing support.
The charity was nominated by Williams’ employees as the target for the company’s latest fundraising at the start of May and the money was raised through contributions from a Coronation Raffle as well as a staff sale.
Alan Colby, a Williams employee, participates regularly in 8:56 fundraising events outside of work, and will even be climbing Mount Snowdon in May, to raise awareness for the charity.
“It’s great that we chose to donate money to the 8:56 Foundation. I think it’s so important to help spread the word that there is support available for men who are struggling.”