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VPS Group’s Charity Cycle trip reaches half-way goal for psychological well being campaigns

This Sunday, Darron Cavanagh, chief working officer at The VPS Group, and Lee Newman, their CEO, will climb onto their saddles and begin pedaling on their five-day biking marathon across the UK to the group’s essential places of work. From London to Manchester, through Norwich, they’re hoping to increase £50,000 for Samaritans and different psychological well being initiatives.

This week they achieved the half-way stage with £25,000 already donated by associates, colleagues, suppliers and most people. (to assist them attain the ending line with no matter might be spared go to the JustGiving web page for donations here – justgiving.com/crowdfunding/vpscharitybikeride2021).

“We’re extremely grateful for all of the assist we’ve obtained to date,” mentioned Darron. “When it appeared like we had been popping out of the primary lockdown final 12 months, myself and Lee mentioned the concept of doing one thing to increase cash for charity. Lockdowns have been significantly robust for individuals’s psychological well being, so we selected a bike trip to increase cash for Samaritans and different campaigns to assist psychological well being and wellbeing.”

In the UK, suicide is the largest killer of males underneath 50 and younger individuals aged 20-34. Within the development, safety, and amenities administration sectors, three of the important thing sectors the VPS Group work in, there are a few of the highest danger occupations inclined to stress.

Darron added: “This week is Mental Health Awareness week, so it’s a good second to encourage individuals to assist others, to discuss to others, and shift the stigma away.”

The VPS Group, Europe’s main non permanent safety specialists, has made psychological well being initiatives its prime precedence in 2021.

“Being in a position to spend money on a programme that helps individuals and raises consciousness is de facto thrilling,” mentioned Lee Newman, group CEO. “My spouse Sophie is a Samaritan and the variety of those who ring by to Samaritans day-after-day is astonishing. There is a name each seven seconds. Anything we are able to do to assist that organisation, and finally assist the psychological well being of our nation, has to be a good factor.”

Plenty of visitor cyclists, together with Paul Lewis, subsidiary firm Evander’s managing director, might be becoming a member of the biking duo to trip sections of the route in assist of the group’s fundraising efforts.


Notes for editors:

VPS #StrongerTogether Mental Health Initiatives: As effectively changing into a company associate with Samaritans, The VPS Group is:

For monetary, bodily and psychological wellbeing assist, it has additionally partnered with MetLife to give all its UK workers entry to the MetLife Wellbeing Hub. The hub provides free and confidential counselling, remedy, assist, assist and help.

There are weekly guides, assets and ideas promoted all through the corporate, supplemented by stress consciousness, time to discuss, and psychological well being consciousness days. Many of those might be shared on its social media platforms. The 360-mile charity bike trip is the newest of those initiatives to increase £50,000 for Samaritans and the event of additional psychological well being assist inside the firm.

The VPS Group is Europe’s main non permanent safety specialist providing an Intelligent Triple Protection proposition to clients in a vary of sectors with a concentrate on vacant and void residential and industrial properties, alongside construction site security.

The group is shaped of 12 companies and employs greater than 1,300 employees throughout seven international locations within the UK and mainland Europe. Core amenities administration and constructing companies cowl the vacant, unoccupied and void property lifecycle from an preliminary danger evaluation to safety together with guarding, monitoring, clearing, cleansing, upkeep and preparation.

These companies defend properties in opposition to unauthorised entry and a number of hazards equivalent to arson, theft, squatting and unauthorised occupation. Its sister firm, VPS Site Security specialises in offering safety for development, highways, utilities and distant difficult websites.

Evander is the UK’s main supplier of responsive, pre-planned and emergency dwelling companies. It works carefully with the most important insurance coverage firms and facility managers in addition to direct with industrial properties and owners to present award-winning professional glazing, doorways, locks and sensible dwelling safety companies.


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