Richmond Fellowship’s Tyne and Wear service has benefitted from a £300 mystery donation made during mental health awareness week.
Richmond Fellowship, which provides supported housing, community and employment support in the county, received the generous donation in the post.
A card, which accompanied the cheque in an envelope said:
“Enclosed is a donation for your charity to support people’s recovery from mental health problems. God bless you all for caring. Thank you.”
Since receiving the money, Richmond Fellowship has worked with the people using their services across the locality to find out where the money should be spent. The service chose to do something to create a new experience and build positive memories and organised a day trip to the museum town of Beamish.
With the assistance of local company Limo Bus North East who kindly donated one of their 16-seater limos, the outing took place in July.
Whilst on the trip, those using the local services got to try their hand at mining, visited the local sights and enjoyed an ice cream in the summer sunshine.
Karyn Ainsley, Tyne and Wear Locality Manager said:
“We were all really thrilled when we received the mystery donation. It is the kindness and support of people like our unknown donor that allows us to continue our work here at Tyne and Wear.”