Bexley charity benefits from Yorkshire Building Society

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 May 2018

Maria Auletta from Yorkshire Building Society, Omar Eversley-Bispham, Tanya Harris and Sue Cumming from Mind in Bexley. Picture: Mind

Maria Auletta from Yorkshire Building Society, Omar Eversley-Bispham, Tanya Harris and Sue Cumming from Mind in Bexley. Picture: Mind


Yorkshire Building Society members’ small change has made a big difference to a fundraising appeal by Mind in Bexley.

The charity, which provides a range of mental health support services, has received £500 from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation to go towards its minibus appeal.

The programme is funded through the Small Change Big Difference scheme, where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

The charity was recommended for the donation by colleagues at the Yorkshire’s branch in Bexleyheath Broadway.

The minibus will enable Mind in Bexley to open up their services to even more people in the area, allowing them to access a huge variety of resources including counselling, advocacy, skills workshops and support for carers.

The charity also has an allotment, an award-winning eco-therapy garden and a social enterprise café which is open to the whole community.

Dr David Palmer, chief executive of Mind in Bexley, said: “We were very grateful to receive this donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation which will help us get towards our goal of purchasing a minibus.

“We are very grateful for all donations towards the minibus and we hope to eventually fund a part-time driver.

“So far, we have raised £3,150 towards the minibus so we still have lots of work to do.”

Maria Auletta, customer representative at the Yorkshire’s Bexleyheath branch, said: “Our Charitable Foundation is funded by our members and I know they would be as proud as I am to be able to support such a worthwhile cause which makes a real difference to many people in our community.

“As an organisation we’re passionate about promoting positive mental health.

“There are a range of services on offer for our colleagues and we’re always keen to extend that passion to supporting charities which help others in the communities we serve.”

To help Mind in Bexley raise money for their mini bus e-mail


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Monday, November 19, 2018

Entrepreneur Jo Malone has said her success is down to making “people smile and feel good” as she was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A man who ran over two elderly women with his electric wheelchair was sentenced on Friday, November 16 at Southwark Crown Court.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas 2018 and the Northern Lights are welcomed to Bexleyheath on Saturday, November 17 with a spectacular mix of music and dance from stilt walkers to bhangra dancers, and acoustic artists to fire shows.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Bexley artist has raised her concerns that a revamp of Hall Place will see the death of the art scene in the area.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wildlife enthusiasts are calling for “embarrassing” fly-tipping that is blighting marshland in Bexley to be cleared up.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Read the Bexley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24