New Chair of AVDC chooses to support Bucks Mind

Buckinghamshire Mind is delighted to announce that Councillor Sue Renshell, the new Chairman of Aylesbury Vale District Council, has selected Buckinghamshire Mind as one of her two Chosen Charities during her two-year term of office.

Cllr Renshell visited Buckinghamshire Mind’s Day Services in Aylesbury on Monday 3rd July and met with service users, volunteers and staff.

“Everyone at Buckinghamshire Mind is absolutely thrilled to have been selected to be one of the AVDC Chairman’s Chosen Charities,” says Andrea McCubbin, Buckinghamshire Mind’s Chief Executive. “We were really impressed with the time Cllr Renshell devoted to talking with our service users during her visit and we are very much looking forward to working closely with her to raise awareness of Buckinghamshire Mind and raise funds for our vital mental health services.”

“I was delighted to be invited to the Buckinghamshire Mind offices in Aylesbury to see for myself the good work they are doing for the community,” says Cllr Renshell. “The staff work hard in helping people face the daily challenges arising from modern living, which often effect and add pressure to people’s lives. I was particularly impressed with Buckinghamshire Mind’s Befriending Service, which I know is a great help to service users managing the effects of loneliness, depression and anxiety. I was also pleased to see service users returning as volunteers to help others. My visit was positive and uplifting and I hope, with the help of the public, we can raise funds for this very worthy cause.”

Cllr Renshell is holding a Quiz Night at The Oculus in The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, on 20th October 2017 to raise funds for her Chosen Charities. For more information, please contact Katherine Wickens by email at: chairmansevents@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

(from right): Andrea McCubbin, Bucks Mind’s Chief Executive, Cllr Sue Renshell, Chair of AVDC, and Kaya Mallinder, Bucks Mind’s Fundraising and Communications Officer