Linc has raised £15,000 for a local mental health charity by holding a Charity Ball.
We organised the event to raise money for our chosen charity, the Jacob Abraham Foundation.
The Jacob Abraham Foundation was established by Nicola Abraham in memory of her son Jacob following his death in 2015. Jacob was 24 years old when he took his own life.
The glamourous ‘Dapper and Diamonds’ themed Charity Ball, which was sponsored by the Jehu Group, saw 160 guests generously support the charity.
Scott Sanders, Chief Executive for Linc said:
“At Linc we’re passionate about creating the right environment to support good mental health for our staff and customers. It therefore seemed fitting that our staff chose the Jacob Abraham Foundation as our charity of the year.
The work the Jacob Abraham Foundation is doing in our local communities is invaluable and we’re honoured to be able to support the charity.
I recently shared with staff how the Jacob Abraham Foundation attended my daughter’s school to talk to students about mental health and suicide, and to provide advice to those who have been affected by suicide. This was a touching reminder of the important work the charity is doing, and how vital it is that we talk openly about mental health.
I’d like to thank all our sponsors and guests for helping to make this event a success, thank you for your wonderful support and generosity.”
The money raised at the Charity Ball will be used by the Jacob Abraham Foundation to build a framework of support for those affected by suicide. The charity will also be using the money to provide training to community members and professionals.
Nicola Abraham, Founder of the Jacob Abraham Foundation, said:
“The ball was amazing! Knowing that community members, businesses and organisations are behind us, supporting the work we do, is a great feeling.
As we’re self-funded, donations like the money from Linc really do keep us going.
This is an absolutely amazing amount of money and is invaluable to us.”
Linc will continue to raise money and support the Jacob Abraham Foundation for the year ahead.