Bents Donates Over £23k To Manchester Mind


As we welcome the Motor Neurone Disease Association as our new charity of the year, we can also announce a fantastic amount raised during 2022 and have presented Manchester Mind with a cheque for £23,500.00

Customers and colleagues have once again shown enormous generosity in helping Bents raise an incredible amount for its 2022 Charity of the Year, money which will help this fantastic charity which has been supporting better mental health for all in Manchester for over 30 years.

Said Joanna Huddart, Fundraising Manager at Manchester Mind, who visited Bents to accept the donation:  “We’re humbled by the level of support shown to our local mental health charity, especially during the cost of living crisis, when many more people are experiencing poor mental health and in need of our help.”

“We appreciate the fantastic community spirit of Bents’ staff, clients and customers who kindly raised this generous donation. Thank you for making a lasting impact on our local services, ensuring we can continue to be there for 7,000 young people and adults in need this year.” 

Joanna was also joined for the occasion by representatives from the MND Association; Bents 2023 Charity of the Year.

Said Matthew Bent, Managing Director at Bents Garden & Home: “We are absolutely delighted to have raised so much for Manchester Mind and I would like to say a big thank you to all our customers and colleagues who have helped throughout the year to make the campaign such a success.  We are now looking forward to working with the team from the MND Association, another fantastic cause and one which we are keen to do just as well for in 2023.”

The MND Association focuses on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND, a condition which affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time.

Bents 2023 fundraising will be going toward supporting the MND Association’s care programme including a network of 22 care centres one of which is based in Manchester, which provides coordinated multi-disciplinary care and has been shown to improve quality of life and life expectancy for those with MND.

Charlotte Taylor, Corporate Development Executive at the MND Association, said:

“We are grateful to be chosen as Bents’s charity partner for 2023.  The funds raised by Bents employees and customers will help us fund our network of 22 MND Care centres which provide coordinated multi-disciplinary care and have been shown to improve the quality of life and life expectancy for those with MND.  The partnership also offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of MND and help all those living with or affected by MND”