We like to think we make a difference to all of our clients.

POSTED BY Lucy Mason ON THE 12th December 2017

But the pro bono PR work we do on behalf of Cheshire Community Foundation gives the Mason team particular satisfaction.

Northwich-based CCF is responsible for connecting businesses and individuals that want to make a difference with the causes that matter most.

Since CCF was founded five years ago, it has given out grants totalling more than £3million – quite some achievement – to deserving causes in Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Warrington.

In recent weeks, CCF has announced a major initiative called Young Minds Matter which will help to tackle the growing problem of mental health-related illness among young people across the region.

The aim is to distribute £500,000 to a handful of organisations at the forefront of meeting the needs of young people and their families in the area of mental health.

Zoe Sheppard, CEO of Cheshire Community Foundation, said: “We are very proud to have launched our Young Minds Matter Programme.

In Cheshire, 13.1 per cent – or nearly 24,300 children and young people between 0 and 24 years – are believed to have a mental health issue.
Zoe Sheppard, CEO of Cheshire Community Foundation

“Early intervention is crucial. Some 75 per cent of adults with a lifetime of mental illness first developed symptoms before 18. Experiences, particularly in the first five years of life and during early adolescence have a lasting impact on a child’s mental wellbeing. Intervention can therefore be life-changing.”

We are delighted to be able to do our bit supporting this and the many other important initiatives run by CCF.