Mental Health Matters – Masterserve Foundation awards  the Anthony Seddon Fund.

Masterserve Foundation awards  the Anthony Seddon Fund.

Jan Lord, Owner of Guide Bridge MOT and Service Centre knows first hand how 'Mental Health Matters' in Tameside and recently nominated the charity that was set up in memory of ­Anthony who took his own life aged just 30 and had suffered from mental illness since the age of 18. Anthony passed away on 31st March  2013.Jan, a founder trustee of The Masterserve Foundation and who helped to launch it a couple of years ago to help raise monies for Charities related to Health and Social Care submitted her nomination for the Anthony Seddon Fund, the charity set up to support families who have to cope with mental illness.Guide Bridge MOT & Service Centre, have certainly gone the extra mile when along with her team, Jan was delighted to receive the news that they had been successful with their nomination and was able to help such a remarkable charity. Jan commented “we are delighted to receive the cheque from Masterserve for £2241.47 and this will pay for a sensory room to be built in their new premises which are opening in the New Year.She goes onto say ”We choose the charity as it is one close to my heart, I’ve seen close hand what mental illness can do to a family and this is an illness that can’t just have a sticky plaster put on and then it’ll heal. Visitors to the new centre will be able to take time in the new sensory room and with the help of the people in the centre will be able to start to rebuild their lives in a secure and trusting environment.Jan Lord went on to say “We’re proud to support the nominated charities and are committed to raising as much money as possible for causes close to the hearts of Masterserve Network members.”To date the Masterserve Foundation has donated over £120K to various regional and national charities that have been nominated by the garages themselves. The funds are raised from all garages within the ARI Masterserve network donating an agreed percentage from every job carried out to the Foundation.