Worthing Business Supports Local Mental Health Charity by Funding 250 Care Packages for Carers in Worthing
Back in June 2020 Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd (ETI), a Worthing based manufacturing business decided to join millions of others around the country to help raise money for the NHS, who have been, and still are under huge pressure since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Using their flagship product, the Thermapen digital food thermometer to promote their fundraising initiative, ETI were delighted to launch a limited number of ‘Rainbow’ Thermapens. A donation of £10 from each sale since the launch has meant they have been able to raise £5,000 for their chosen NHS charity, Heads On.
Heads On is the official charity of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services and support for people of all ages across Sussex, and for children and young people in Hampshire. One in four people will be affected by mental health issues in their lifetime and the ongoing Covid pandemic is having a huge impact on many people. For this reason, ETI have teamed up with Heads On who will work in partnership with Carers Support West Sussex, a local agency supporting carers in Worthing. ETI’s donation has funded a well-deserved care package for over 250 local carers and these will be delivered by a team of incredible volunteers on Friday 26th February.
Jason Webb – Operations Director at ETI said “Even before the pandemic hit, the reasons for investing in this kind of support were obvious, however, Covid-19 has intensified the existing crisis in mental health. As a business we wanted to do something to recognise the local carers and volunteers who continue to show such tremendous dedication during challenging times. The care packages are a small gesture which we hope will convey our thanks and recognition for the work they do. Without the ongoing care and support of these carers, many in our local community would really suffer.”
Rachael Duke, Head of Charity for Heads On commented “During this lockdown, and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, carers of people with mental health problems, learning disabilities or dementia have continuously put their loved ones before themselves, facing the challenges of disrupted support networks alongside the anxieties and loss of routine we have all faced. We are so grateful to ETI for recognising this and working with us to provide carers in Worthing with a care pack of goodies to encourage them to take some time for themselves and feel appreciated for everything they are doing.”
Heads On rely on the generosity of the local community to continue with their Covid-19 response, supporting people who are most affected by the pandemic. If you would like to make a donation or get involved with fundraising please visit www.headsoncharity.org