The 2017 Year of Mental Health receives vital funding boost from Mars


Mars, Berkshire Community Foundation’s corporate partner of over 30 years, has generously donated £14,450 of funding to the 2017 Mental Health Campaign.

Mars has been an integral part of Slough for over 80 years and in that time has supported some fantastic causes which have had a positive and lasting impact in the local community.

“BCF have supported the Mars Volunteer Programme to help us deliver an innovative approach to support, educate and empower locate organisations and groups in Slough to help them make a difference.” Claire Giacobbe, Community Co-ordinator at Mars Chocolate UK

 BCF and Brighter Berkshire are working in partnership for the 2017 Year of Mental Health campaign, which aims to raise £200,000 to support local community groups and initiatives aimed at making a lasting difference to the mental health of the Berkshire population.

“We are extremely grateful for the significant donation from Mars Chocolate UK, this is fantastic news for the campaign. We are honoured to work in partnership with Mars to address the important issues that affect our local community.” Gerry Lejeune OBE, BCF Chief Executive