DVLA Staff Raise £51,000 for Mind

Cheque handed over at annual Xmas Fayre

The DVLA in Swansea has handed over a cheque for £51,799.26 to the charity Mind after a year packed full of fundraising efforts by its staff.

The grand total was raised for the mental health charity throughout 2017 as part of a year of fundraising by DVLA staff.  

Staff chose Mind as the agency's annual charity of choice and have been raising money through a number of activities including half marathons, Three Peaks Challenge, skydiving and a 'Music for Mind' charity concert.

Over the year staff also ran raffles, sweepstakes and cake sales, with every opportunity raising funds for the good cause. 


Along with representatives from the charity, Swansea City Football Club Ambassador Lee Trundle showed his support by attending the presentation of the cheque to Mind at the DVLA in Morriston yesterday, during the agency's annual Christmas fayre. 

Oliver Morley, DVLA Chief Executive, said: "The efforts of our staff in our charity of choice campaign this year have once again been truly outstanding, and I am really proud of everyone who has raised or donated money to support Mind. We've seen a massive range of fundraising activities taking place across the agency throughout the year and I'm grateful to everyone for getting involved and supporting this incredibly good cause".

Lorna Killin, Senior Corporate Account Manager for Mind, said: "We are absolutely thrilled that DVLA chose us as their charity of choice and for all their fantastic fundraising support.

"The money raised will be split between Swansea Mind, which provides support locally, and the Mind Infoline which provides support and advice for anyone experiencing mental health problems. The money raised by DVLA will help Mind ensure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone." 

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