Earlier this year, Myerson employees voted to support these two new charities through their various fundraising events and volunteering program, throughout 2022 and 2023.
Charlotte Gilbert, Partner and Head of the CSR Committee at Myerson, said,
“Myerson employees have chosen two charities close to home and close to their hearts. Trafford Domestic Abuse Services is a charity based locally in Stretford, supporting people in Trafford who are affected by all forms of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. Speaking to the charity, they explained that an estimated 75% of women experiencing domestic abuse are targeted in the workplace, from harassing phone calls to physical assaults. Understanding how many people this can affect really impacted the Myerson team, especially knowing how difficult the last few years have been due to covid placing a very high demand on TDAS’s services”.
Trafford Domestic Abuse Services focus on intervention and prevention services, working with other voluntary organisations to support families across Greater Manchester. They label domestic abuse as any incident or pattern of coercive, controlling, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The charity offers temporary housing for abuse victims and their children, as well as support, counselling and prevention services. The TDAS research team found amongst individuals that they worked with:-
“Sadly, over the last few years and due to the impact of the pandemic, the UK has seen a significant increase in people suffering from mental health issues. Given this, the Myerson team really wanted to support a charity related to mental health. The Manchester Mind charity has been supporting the people of Manchester for the last 30 years but they do not receive funding through the national charity, Mind. This means that Manchester Mind has to raise significant funds of over £2 million each year, on its own, just to keep going and Myerson is delighted and determined to support them in raising their much-needed funding.”
Manchester Mind has been in place for over 30 years. Last year helping over 6,500 people who received support, information and/or training in Manchester.
Jordanna Reynolds, Human Resources Manager at Myerson, commented,
“One in four people experience a mental health problem in the UK each year. Manchester Mind
explained how the many worries impacting mental health 30 years ago remain the same today. These include worries surrounding money, jobs and benefits exacerbated by an acute lack of mental health services and support, making it harder for people to cope. At Myerson, we use the many helpful tips, advice and content provided by Manchester Mind to support our employees.
We have also developed an internal ‘Bee Well’ campaign to support our people. This internal campaign provides practical tips for helping our teams improve their mental health and wellbeing, including advice from colleagues, podcasts, relaxation techniques, as well as putting on various classes and events in the office such as PT classes, a book club and Yoga classes.”
The team at Myerson regularly do lots of social events and CSR activities together and are thrilled to be supporting these two local charities.
In partnership with TDAS and Manchester Mind, Myerson staff have already raised donations through various staff events this year, including selling scones for the jubilee, making strawberries and cream for Wimbledon, themed raffles and a tombola, as well as supporting the charities in their own events such as their afternoon tea for mother’s day, gifts for father’s day and in their volunteer prize giving ceremony.
The Myerson CSR team is now focussing on their biggest fundraising event for 2022. In the firm’s 40th anniversary year, Myerson employees are undertaking a cycling challenge in the office, commencing at midnight on the evening of Wednesday, 7th September, with two teams cycling continuously for 20 hours each, completing 40 hours of cycling in total. The teams will cycle non-stop throughout the night and the following day to complete their challenge at 8pm on Thursday, 8th September, in a bid to raise as much money as possible for these fantastic charities. Donations can be made via here.
You can see more information about Myerson’s CSR updates and progress with the charities on the Myerson CSR page here.
To find out more visit the charity pages here: