AWARE announced as Philip Tweedie & Company Charity Partner
Philip Tweedie & Company today launched their support for AWARE – Overcoming Depression, Changing Lives. The high profile firm of estate agents and chartered surveyors based in Antrim, Coleraine and Portstewart hosted a coffee morning, kindly supported by Bob and Berts in their Portstewart premises.
Clare Galbraith – (Fundraising Manager) for AWARE, who was in attendance, commented on her delight to have Philip Tweedie & Company on board as charity partners and for more reasons than one, is hoping that this year will be a busy year for the popular agents. “We are delighted to be the chosen charity partner of Philip Tweedie & Company and we are really looking forward to our partnership in the year ahead. The funds raised will be very gratefully received and will be vital in allowing us to continue to provide support to people with Depression and mental health issues in Northern Ireland.”
AWARE is the Depression charity for Northern Ireland with support groups throughout the province, which are run by trained volunteers. Support groups welcome people with Depression and Bipolar Disorder as well as carers for people with the illness. AWARE also delivers mental health well-being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces.
Philip Tweedie explained the support process of the partnership – “Our commitment is to pledge £10 to AWARE for every property that we sell through the year and the hope will be that both vendors and purchasers will match this amount which would then triple the monetary benefit to this very worthwhile organisation”
Mental well-being is at last beginning to be recognized as an illness and at a time of so many tragedies in the province, the need to raise the profile of the charity and the illness is of extreme importance.