SQA fundraising efforts benefit mental health charity

                                                            SQA staff present the cheque to representatives from SAMH

The results of fundraising activities by staff at SQA were revealed when they presented a cheque for £11,000 to a Glasgow based mental health charity.

Staff at SQA’s Glasgow office organised activities and events in support of SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity.

From fancy dress days and quiz nights to football tournaments and tombola, SQA staff have embraced opportunities to raise money for the fantastic work undertaken by SAMH.

Rosemary Mooney, SQA Responsible Business Manager, says: “The impressive amount raised is a testament to the generosity of SQA staff. Mental health affects us all and SAMH are doing a great job helping people achieve better metal wellbeing. We’re delighted that our contribution will help them deliver this vital service.”

Fiona Lewis, SAMH Corporate Partnerships Manager said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at SQA in Glasgow for their generosity and support.

“At SAMH we know how a mental health problem can affect everything. It can have the most profound impact on our relationships, our work, our wellbeing and our quality of life.

“Thanks to brilliant fundraisers, SAMH works to raise awareness, promote good mental health and support people in Scotland affected by mental health problems.”

Every two years, SQA staff choose a charity partner local to their Glasgow and Dalkeith offices. Since 2017, Glasgow based staff have been working with SAMH, whilst their colleagues in the East have been fundraising for the British Heart Foundation. Staff are currently selecting two new charities to support.

Alongside raising funds for SAMH, SQA has also highlighted some of the charity’s key campaigns, including improving the mental wellbeing of young people.