Mace Foundation launches major charity appeal to help emergency service heroes
In response to recent events the Mace Foundation has today (22 June) announced the launch of a campaign to raise more than £200,000 to support Britain’s emergency services.The appeal will raise funds for Mind’s Blue Light Programme, which provides crucial mental health support for emergency services staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police, and search and rescue services across England and Wales.
Mace has kicked off the fundraising campaign with a donation of £100,000 to the appeal. The Mace Foundation is calling on others in the construction industry and Mace’s 5,000 employees to raise the remaining funds through direct donations and sponsorship activity.
Mark Reynolds, Mace’s Chief Executive and Chair of the Mace Foundation said:
“Over the last few weeks the UK has seen some of the most tragic events in recent memory. From the bombing of the Manchester Arena, the London Bridge attack, the horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower to the most recent attack in Finsbury Park.”
“At each of these awful events it was the emergency services that ran towards danger and saved lives. Most of us will never know or fully appreciate the terrible scenes they saw, and the memories they will have to live with. Sadly, this means that many will require mental health support for years to come.”
“They are heroes. They help protect us. And now it’s our turn to step up and help them.”
Mike Hanson, Chief Executive of the Mace Foundation said:
“The money raised from this appeal with provide our emergency services with the crucial support they need. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for their extraordinary service over the last number of weeks.
I encourage everybody in our industry and beyond to support this very worthy cause so that we can help as many heroes as possible.”
For further information or to donate, visit the Mace Foundation’s JustGiving page.