We are delighted to be partnering with local mental health charity, Norfolk and Waveney Mind as our official charity for 2023.

This is the second consecutive year that we have worked together, with 2022 proving a wonderful year of collaboration and fundraising, which saw our colleagues choose the organisation as our charity of the year for another term.

The need to support ourselves, colleagues, family and friends couldn’t be more-important, with up to 84% of people thought to experience a mental health problem at some point during their lifetime.

The partnership will see Fosters organise and volunteer at fundraising events, and help raise public awareness of the importance of mental health and the work of the local charity.

Ashley Bunn, Director of Strategy and Development at Norfolk and Waveney Mind, explained the importance of their work: “Norfolk and Waveney Mind are busier than ever, 60% of adults and young people who did not experience poor mental health before the pandemic, are now experiencing mental health issues.”

Fosters’ Chief Executive Chris Brown, added: “Norfolk and Waveney Mind have for years undertaken great work in our community and the need for their services has never been higher. When our staff nominated Mind to be our Charity of the Year, the commitment and enthusiasm to get involved in such an important issue was huge. It means alongside our fundraising efforts, we can be involved in some of their important and engaging activities.”

To learn more about the charity and its work, please visit their website.

Thank you to Norfolk and Waveney Mind for participating in our new brand refresh video in February 2022.