A 100-strong staff of workers from throughout Cox Automotive’s UK operations have succeeded in elevating over £10,000 for the mental health charity, Thoughts.

Being unable to climb Mount Snowdon as a result of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic – an annual fixture within the Cox Automotive calendar – the staff determined to stroll 24,000 steps in 24 hours as a part of a ‘SnowdIN’ problem.

The space coated was tghe identical as strolling the Llanberis path, the deliberate route up Mount Snowdon.

Many individuals took half of their native areas, whereas others climbed their native mountain, with two staff members sporting fancy costume.

Alison Fisher, chief folks officer at Cox Automotive, mentioned: “We have been so happy to have smashed our £5,000 fundraising goal and lift important funds for Thoughts.

“Psychological well being consciousness has by no means been extra necessary than it’s now, and we’re delighted to help Thoughts, making certain each particular person with a psychological well being downside can have entry to their invaluable providers.

“Everybody at Cox Automotive is proud to help Thoughts – and the providers and help they supply are so essential throughout these unprecedented instances.”

Mental health has become a major topic across the automotive sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, with further help required by many resulting from elevated isolation, monetary hardships and job uncertainty.

Ben additionally lately launched a new digital platform for individuals to access self-help support programmes for nervousness, despair, resilience, stress, sleep, in addition to mindfulness actions.

As well as, a brand new programme known as ‘Dealing with difficult instances’ has simply been launched on the platform to assist folks via COVID-19.

The efforts are being made regardless of a £1 million funding shortfall due to the impact of the pandemic, which compelled the charity to cancel its annual Ben Ball fund-raising occasion.

Ben fund-raising director, Matt Wigginton, mentioned: “Your help of Ben is much more invaluable on this time of disaster. We anticipate the demand for our psychological well being help to proceed rising as the complete results of the coronavirus pandemic are felt.

“Many individuals are involved about what the long run holds and the way it will have an effect on them.”

Thanks Cox Automotive for its help in help of Thoughts, Emma Ihsan, head of company partnerships on the charity, mentioned: “We’re so grateful to the staff at Cox Automotive for his or her good fundraising efforts. Our work is required now greater than ever, as so many people are combating our psychological well being through the pandemic.

“The cash they’ve raised will assist us to help everybody with a psychological well being downside via our important providers similar to Thoughts’s Infoline, which supplies confidential data and recommendation on psychological well being, and the campaigning we do to enhance providers and lift consciousness.”