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Join us in making mental health a priority: introducing our first-ever ‘Charity of the Year’

May 3, 2024

We’re excited to announce that we’ve named Dorset Mind our first-ever “Charity of the Year”.

As our official charity partners for 2024, we will be going the extra mile to support, sponsor and collaborate with the charity throughout the year.

The whole team agreed that Dorset Mind was the obvious choice for us – their mission is so well aligned with our values. We loved their team and the incredible work they’re doing locally, making them the obvious choice for a charity that can really resonate with our team, guests and the wider community.

Dorset Mind has been at work for more than 75 years, supporting mental health across the county. They’re all about building partnerships and working collaboratively to bring about big changes in our communities. They’re never afraid to speak up to ensure Dorset is inclusive and that the life-changing support that inspires people to live mentally healthy lives is available.

Their impactful one-to-one and group services for adults and young people include active monitoring, counselling, mentoring, wellbeing support groups and alternative social prescription solutions – all aimed at preventing mental health worsening and aiding recovery.

We’re diving straight in to support Dorset Mind in any way we can, from spreading awareness through fundraisers to our staff getting stuck in and supporting their events – we’re all in! You might spot us volunteering at the Sherborne Dragon Boat Race or flexing our muscles at the Dorset Plane Pull, all in aid of this fantastic charity!

It’s such a pleasure to be able to offer our facilities to support them in a wide range of ways. In fact, we’ve already rolled out the red carpet to host a well-deserved retirement party for their Chair of Trustees and we’re already preparing to host their annual summer bash too.

We’re also cooking up some fundraising magic right here at the hotel. We’ll be donating event proceeds, hosting competitions and much more, all to raise money for Dorset Mind – we want to pull out all the stops to show our support.

While fundraising is important, we are also 100% on board with Dorset Mind’s mental health education approach. As a part of our partnership, they will be helping us fine-tune our mental health practices with their expertise, supporting us with workshops and awareness sessions, because looking after our team’s mental health is a top priority.

Because we have seen for ourselves the difference Dorset Mind is making to our community, supporting people of all ages through tough times. It means so much to us to be part of their journey.

So don’t be surprised to see Dorset Mind leaflets around the hotel or collection pots here and there – and be sure to keep an eye out for some upcoming events in aid of the charity.

We invite you to join us in this mission for better mental health. Whether you’re a guest, a partner, or just someone who cares, there’s a spot for you at the table. Let’s show our support to Dorset Mind and make a real difference in our community.

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