BSS charity partnership with Mind and SAMH

Mind and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and BSS


BSS is a long-term partner of Mind and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). However in 2018, BSS' newly appointed Managing Director Kieran Griffin attended a Mind event and learnt that suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK and that one in four people in the construction industry are reported to have considered taking their own life. Kieran saw an opportunity to address a serious issue likely to be directly affecting BSS' staff, customers and suppliers, so stepped up the existing partnership with Mind and SAMH, committing to raise their annual fundraising target from £35,000 to £200,000 in 2018.
Throughout the year, BSS employees organised a diverse calendar of successful fundraising events supported by a team of charity committee members led by Kieran. Their commitment and passion for the partnership led to the £200,000 target being smashed by £50,000 meaning annual fundraised income was seven times as high as the original £35,000 target.
Alongside surpassing their fundraising target, BSS organised mental health training for 96 staff members, demonstrating a full commitment to helping Mind and SAMH ensure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve. 

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