Mind Aberystwyth announced as Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year
Vice Chancellor of Aberystwyth University, Professor April McMahon (centre) with MIND Aberystwyth staff, left to right: Tim Bennett, Eleanor Parker, Jennie Thomas and Bethan Roberts
12 July 2016
Mind Aberystwyth has been announced as Aberystwyth University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year for a second consecutive year.
The announcement was made by Professor April McMahon, the University’s Vice-Chancellor this morning (Tuesday 12 July), during the first of this year’s graduation ceremonies.
Now in its fifth year, the Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year seeks to raise vital funds for a worthy cause.
Mind Aberystwyth promotes and protects good mental health for all, and works to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. It provides information and support and develops local services for people affected by mental distress, including their carers, family, friends and supporters.
Professor April McMahon, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are delighted that Mind Aberystwyth has been voted to be the Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year for a second year. A number of occasions arise during the year where fundraising for a local charity is possible, and we look forward to supporting Mind Aberystwyth during the year ahead.”
Every year Aberystwyth University raises money for a different Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year. Students and staff at the University nominate charities and then vote on a shortlist to choose the official Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year. In 2015/16, Aberystwyth University raised well in excess of £2,000 for Mind Aberystwyth.
Fiona Aldred, Chief Executive of Mind Aberystwyth said: “We’re thrilled that Aberystwyth University has chosen Mind Aberystwyth to be its Vice-Chancellor’s Charity of the Year for a second year running. The support from the University will make it possible for Mind Aberystwyth to continue to support people affected by mental distress to live full lives, and play their full part in society.
You can find out more about Mind Aberystwyth by visiting http://mindaberystwyth.org/