Mayor of Stockport Cllr Dean Fitzpatrick (pictured) is calling on the borough’s businesses to support two fundraising events in aid of a local mental health charity.
Stockport businesses can enter the Stockport Business Quiz 2021 in aid of raising essential funds for The Mayor of Stockport’s Charity of the Year, Beacon Counselling.
Team entries will compete against other businesses in an online quizzing evening followed by a small auction and hosted by High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Eamonn O’Neal, on Thursday 25th March from 7pm.
Teams participating are asked to make a suggestion donation of £100 with their entry to support Beacon Counselling, a Stockport based mental health charity that is responding to the mental health crisis and working to improve mental health, resilience, and well-being through counselling, group support, targeted projects, and volunteering.
The Mayor of Stockport would also like to invite companies to make nominations for the abseil down Stockport Council’s Stopford House on Saturday 17th April in effort of raising further fund for the charity.
Cllr Dean Fitzpatrick, Mayor of Stockport said
This is an exciting opportunity to join me in my fundraising efforts, in aid of an incredible cause that supports people suffering with mental and emotional distress.
“The effects of Covid-19 has brought upheaval and uncertainty to all our lives; nationally there is evidence of an emerging mental health crisis. Through isolation and stress, a lot of people are struggling right now, with depression, anxiety, bereavement & loss, and through very tough economic circumstances. There has never been a more important time to focus on mental health, ensuring people can be resilient – Beacon is a critical part of this urgent response, for the people of Stockport.”
To nominate a team for the Stockport Business Quiz of 2021, donate a gift for the auction or to participate in the abseil you can register your interest at the Mayor’s office on 0161 474 3300 or via email.
Businesses and individuals can otherwise join the Mayor of Stockport in his campaign to raise funds for Beacon Counselling by simply sending a donation via his Virgin Money Giving page.
The latest government rules indicate that the abseil event is hopeful; on the day of the abseil it will comply with the law and the advice of Council Officers.