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18th January 2018

NEPO raise over £4,500 for Mental Health North East

NEPO and The Procurement Partnership Ltd (TPPL) have raised over £4,500 for Mental Health North East (MHNE).

Over the course of 2017, the NEPO team held a number of fundraising events such as climbing Skiddaw Mountain, running the Great North Run, dress down days and regular bake days. The team also provided hands-on support by stewarding at the MHNE Summer Shindig held in August.

A massive £2,000 of the total was raised by TPPL, NEPO’s strategic partners within the Fleet category. This was the result of TPPL’s annual pro-am golf day which saw 48 participants compete at Brocket Hall Golf Club.

(L-R Michael Curtis - NEPO, Neil Kelly - MHNE, Jim Brennan - TPPL, Lyn Boyd - MHNE, James Russell - TPPL, Claire Harrison - NEPO)

Nicola Shelley, Associate Director of NEPO said:

“Mental Health North East does a fantastic job of improving and protecting mental health provision in the region, and we are proud to have raised funds to support this vital work. This has been a mutually beneficial collaboration as our relationship with MHNE has given us all an improved understanding of the issues around mental health wellbeing.

“On behalf of everyone at NEPO, I would like to thank friends, family and colleagues for their generous support over 2017. In addition to financial donations, we were grateful to Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental who provided a mini-bus for our climbing expedition. Finally, I would like to give special thanks to TPPL for their impressive fundraising on the golf course!”

James Russell, Executive Director of TPPL commented:

“We first became aware of Mental Health North East through our partnership with NEPO, and decided to use our annual golf day as an opportunity to raise funds for this fantastic charity. We are delighted to have raised £2,000 and would like to thank all of our clients and suppliers who attended our golf day and for their generosity in supporting us to raise money for this excellent cause.”

Lyn Boyd, Chief Executive Officer at MHNE, added:

“Mental Health North East would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone at NEPO and TPPL for their support over 2017. We are reliant on such donors, whose kind generosity allows us to continue our work, such as the Greening the Gap project which promotes the emotional benefits of spending time outdoors.”

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