A housebuilder building new homes in Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow donated £500 to Mind in West Essex.

Bellway is delivering new housing at Poppy View in Saffron Walden and at Sapphire Fields in Great Dunmow.

The money will help Mind in West Essex run its services, which include counselling, mental health first aid training and peer support, crisis alternative services such as Sanctuary, which helps people having a mental health crisis who do not need hospital treatment, and the Night Owls support line.

Jade Bolton, fundraising and marketing coordinator at Mind in West Essex, said: "As a local mental health charity we heavily rely on the charitable donations we receive from the public to ensure we are able to continue offering the range of services that are needed.


“Some of the support that we offer is not funded and therefore is only able to continue through the hard work and support of fundraisers and charitable donations.

"Examples of this are affordable counselling, support at Carver Barracks, supported volunteering, Chatty Café, Befriending and The Parent Place.

"We are extremely grateful for this generous donation made to us by Bellway. It will enable us to continue to run support groups and activities within the area."