06/12/2018 - Permalink

Outdoor Partnerships team help raise £1200 for mental health charity

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Shropshire Council’s outdoor partnerships team have helped a Shrewsbury based recruitment company raise over £1200 for mental health charity, Shropshire Mind.

On Saturday 24 November 2018, the team worked with DM Recruitment to organise a charity litter pick at Birchmeadow Park and Broseley paths to raise funds for Shropshire Mind and to help keep the area tidy.

An image of groups from DM Recruitment and Shropshire Council ahead of the charity litter pick at Birchmeadow Park in Broseley

Ready for the charity litter pick at Birchmeadow Park, Broseley

Volunteer litter pickers, Pete and Kris Welch kindly offered their morning to help lead groups from DM Recruitment.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:

“Mental health is rightly a prevalent subject at the moment and it’s wonderful that our outdoor partnerships team have been able to support a local organisation in raising money for Shropshire Mind.

“I’d like to thank our wonderful volunteers for helping us coordinate and lead the litter pick.”

Sophie Petch of DM Recruitment, said:

“We are so proud to have raised £1,225 which will hopefully support Shropshire Mind to continue to make a huge difference to the lives of its service users.

“We’d like to thank Shropshire Council and the amazing volunteers at Broseley town for supporting and helping us make the charity event possible and a huge thank you to all who donated!”

An image of groups from DM Recruitment and Shropshire Council after their litter pick with the bags of rubbish they collected

The team of litter picks with their collection

Heather Ireland, Shropshire Mind manager, said:

“We are tremendously grateful for the outstanding efforts by DM Recruitment and everyone else who took part in the charity litter pick. Raising awareness of mental health is always important, but is especially so at this time of year, which can often be particularly difficult for many people.”

Do you know the ways your mental and physical health can benefit from being active outdoors?

Birchmeadow Park and Broseley Paths are managed and maintained by Shropshire Council and a team of volunteers.

Shropshire Council manages over 5,500km of public rights of way, two country parks, several countryside heritage sites and 7,000 hectares of open access land.

About Birchmeadow Park, Broseley

Birchmeadow Park is a little over 5 hectares and is a fantastic community space. The site has a wonderful play area with a sand pit, climbing areas, swings and slides that is perfect for young people to enjoy. Older children are catered for by a zip wire, basketball court and youth shelter and picnic tables are nearby so you can relax.

Birchmeadow Park also has more natural areas. The woodland on the mount is crossed by paths that allow you some peace and solitude.

For more information about Birchmeadow Park, visit the Shropshire’s Great Outdoors website.