During 2018/2019, the Ipswich Institute partnered with Suffolk Mind to raise funds for and promote the charity's good work. With great support from members, the Institute raised more than £6,000 through various collections, a quiz night and raffle, games and a silent auction at the annual dinner. Further funds were raised by taking part in Red January.
Ipswich past president Richard Brame commented: "All of us have mental health, just as we have physical health. We are all on the mental health continuum and we move up and down it depending on how we cope with the challenges of life and the stresses it creates. One in four people will experience a mental health problem each year and Suffolk Mind's ultimate aim is to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
"[Ipswich president] Sarah Deacon and I took part in Red January -- running every day through January 2019 while raising money for Suffolk Mind through sponsorship. I think that we all learned more about mental health, while raising significant funds for a really important and relevant local charity."
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