Simpsons at Happy Plant, based in Mintlaw Aberdeenshire, have raised over £2000 for Peterhead charity Men United.
The fundraising started with a charity raffle at the centres festive shopping evening in November, where hundreds of local guests came along, raising over £600 on the night.
The team at Simpsons at Happy Plant then extended the opportunity for customers to donate further, with collection buckets placed at their singing reindeer display for the duration of the festive period. The tune-some reindeer attracted many visitors in the run up to Christmas – including BBC’s BBC Nick Knowles during a visit to the area.
Men United, based in Peterhead, was established to challenge the stigma that surrounds men’s mental health and the devastating consequences of poor emotional and mental health, supporting those in need with peer support groups, mentoring and motivational workshops and event speaking.
Siobhan MacBean, Marketing Manager at Simpsons said: “We’re delighted that our Mintlaw team have raised this fantastic amount for Men United which will help support the vital work they do in the area. A special thanks must go to the generosity of our customers who really dug deep to support the charity across the festive season.”
Men United founder Sandy Garvock said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Simpsons for firstly considering Men United as their chosen charity this year but also for the hard work they have put in to help us raise this amount, it will help so many men in our local area.
“So many Men in our local area still have this idea that real men don’t speak about how they feel but this kind donation will help us to spread or moto that men don’t man up they speak up.”
For more information about Men’s United please visit http://menunited.scot/
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Pictured: Sandy Garvock from Men United, with Jane, Sandra and Sheena from the Simpsons team.