AKA’s charity of choice for 2018

Over the years, AKA has supported a number of charities, and we’re delighted to be forming a new, yearlong partnership with Mind.

Mind is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding – and won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support they need, and respect they deserve.

Our staff were especially drawn to Mind’s regulated ‘Arts therapies’ branch – which includes drama, visual art, music and dance – as well as their founding of the Creative Therapies Fund. This provides local opportunities for individuals and communities across the UK to address mental health challenges by engaging with the arts. Since 2012 the fund has supported around 1,300 people and funded 28 projects.

Art can be a powerful therapeutic tool, and we’re thrilled to be able explore ways our passion for arts and culture could engage those in need. We’re just as excited to learn from Mind as we are about contributing to their efforts, discovering how we can drive fundraising and lend a voice to supporting their campaigns and initiatives across the UK in the coming year.

We have committed to reaching a fundraising target of £10,000 for the charity by Christmas 2018. Expect bake sales, cycle rides, marathons, sky dives and more!

If you want to take part in the events, keep up with the fun or make a donation, please visit our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/company/aka/