Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £2,000 to an Inverness based charity as part of its support for charities across the UK.
Mikeysline received the funding from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation after being nominated by colleagues at the Society’s Inverness branch for financial support.
Mikeysline has been operating across the Highland area since 2005, providing suicide prevention, crisis intervention and mental health awareness support.
The work of the charity has significantly grown over the past year in response to the growing need for its services.
Mikeysline was recently recognised as the 2020 Covid Community Welfare Champion at the February 2021 Highland Third Sector Interface Awards for the level of support provided during the 2020 lockdown and its ongoing development of services.
The £2,000 donation to Mikeysline will be used to support the ongoing development and skills training for staff and volunteers, particularly in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) based skills.
Leeann Keenan, manager of Yorkshire Building Society in Inverness, said:
“We are proud to be able to support Mikeysline in our community in Inverness with a donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.
“The work that they are doing to support mental health and wellbeing is providing a real benefit to people’s lives.”
Emily Stokes, service manager at Mikeysline said:
“We are extremely grateful for the donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation, which will help us continue to provide our services and look forward to further opportunities of working with the Inverness branch.”
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.
In 2020, the Charitable Foundation donated £419,915 to 359 registered charities nominated by members and colleagues.