TMD RAISES RECORD-BREAKING SUM OF MONEY FOR CALM
(CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY) – MALE MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY
As many of you may know, TMD Technologies has been operating a charity scheme for several years. Charities are nominated by staff and the fund-raising activities are co-ordinated by the company’s Sports & Social Team (SAS). We are pleased to announce that last year we raised £10,000 for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) from a variety of events.
So far, we have supported Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK, National Autistic Society, London’s Air Ambulance, CALM and this year, Diabetes UK.
CALM had special relevance to TMD as several members of staff have been personally affected by mental health tragedies. The workforce of 180 people really got behind the task with a total of 47 separate activities including: Abseiling down The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford, a Bake-off competition, a Thames Bridge long distance walk and abstinence from alcohol for a month!
Dave Brown, TMD’s Group CEO commented: “Although primarily a leading engineering/manufacturing organisation we see our charity fundraising and responsibility to the wider community as an important part of our operation. I’m very proud of the way our staff have responded to the charity challenges – especially this year, after such a fantastic result”.
Top fund-raiser, Head of Sales, Nigel Hann (pictured bottom left) raised over £3000 by cycling 360 miles from Land’s End to London.
Rita Hipgrave, Prototype Wire Person & Maria Scales, Assistant Production Controller. Mother and daughter abseiled down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford and raised over £900.
Chetna Wagjiani, Marketing Manager took on the 25 km & 16 Bridges Thames Trek Challenge – zig-zagging over the array of historic bridges and raised just under £300.
CALM’s Fundraising Director Anna Jones said: “We at CALM were amazed at the amount raised and thank all the staff of TMD Technologies for their combined efforts which made a big impact on our end of year result. There are two main aspects to CALM’s activities; providing support to sufferers via a dedicated helpline and webchat, and running a programme to educate the public regarding male mental health issues. Our long-term aim is to reduce the tragic incidence of male suicide in the UK”.
Fund raising for Diabetes UK is going well – we are up to £3900 so far.