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Financial Mutual’s employees choose charities to benefit from £40,000 donation.

Posted in: Community Last updated: 18 Jan 2016
OneFamily Chief Executive Simon Markey presenting the cheque to Family Action

The Brighton-based financial Mutual OneFamily has announced that it is donating £40,000 to good causes this week. The money will be split between Mind and Family Action, two UK charities, with both receiving £20,000 each.  The charities were chosen by OneFamily employees for the great work they do to support people, communities and families in need of help.

“We are very happy to be able to give donations to these two great charities,” said Chief executive of OneFamily, Simon Markey.  “Mind and Family Action provide vital help to communities, offering support to those in need as well as their families.

“Given the mission of OneFamily to provide financial services to help families, it is easy to see why our employees chose Mind and Family Action to receive these donations”.

Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from this OneFamily donation. The money we will receive will help us to provide vital support for people with mental health problems when they need it most.”

David Holmes CBE, Chief Executive, Family Action said, “We are very grateful for One Family’s generous donation to Family Action.  Family Action and One Family have common goals in supporting families through life’s pivotal moments, enabling them to meet the demands of modern life. One Family’s kind gift will help Family Action continue our work supporting vulnerable families across England”. 

For over 60 years, Mind has provided support and advice to anyone experiencing mental health problems and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. With more than 140 local Minds working across England and Wales, Mind provides help and support directly to those who need it. 

Family Action works to transform the lives of families experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England. Based in London the charity works with over 45,000 families, through 120 community-based services. With thousands of more families being supported financially through its national small grants programmes.

OneFamily is a modern mutual that provides investments, savings, health and life insurance products to help families work together to meet the financial demands of modern life. Just like any family, it is owned by and run for its members. OneFamily was formed in 2015 following the merger of two award-winning organisations, Family Investments and Engage Mutual.
 
For more information on OneFamily please visit www.onefamily.com.