Welcome aboard ‘ted’ – Our new Charity Partner
Climbing Mountains, Charity Partner and so much more…
A couple of months ago we received a phone call from the wonderful team at ted – The Experience Department, in Milton Keynes. As part of their committed approach to the community, and their desire to align themselves with important causes, they have chosen Mind BLMK as their new charity partner.
ted aren’t known for doing things by halves and for their first fundraising event, they will be taking on the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ on 22nd June 2022.
The Three Peaks Challenge’ is one of the most popular trekking challenges in the UK and involves climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon), one after another. In typical ted fashion, they have opted for the most difficult and aim to complete the challenge in 24 hours.
This is an extreme challenge, and they are going to have to dig deep, but the team have been training hard and we have no doubt that they will have an amazing experience.
Finance Manager, Stuart tells us what a difference training has already made to his life:
Doing the 3 Peak has given me the opportunity to spend some time with my son Owen, 12, whilst training. We have had climbed Snowdon and Scafell pike together. We have both found it both physically and mentally challenging, we did Snowdon in a rain storm and both got soaked. The weather whilst going up Scafell was so windy we nearly got blown over a few times. Whilst doing the training I have also lost 9kg in weight which has also made me feel better physically.
If you would like to read more about their amazing challenge and make a donation to their Just Giving page, please click here:
So, who are ‘Ted’ and what do they do?
Formerly known as, The Entertainment Department, ted was founded in 2000 to support large holiday companies who did not have the resource to create and deliver their entertainment values and brand. But they are more than just entertainment, with departments that specialise in AV, Retail, Studio, Active, Talent and Production.
Since they were formed, they’ve produced an impressive 400+ original shows that have been performed to live audiences at home and abroad. More than six million people have watched one of their shows across 35 different countries, and their talent department has contracted more than 175,000 individual bookings around the world! And much more!
We are very keen to utilise their wealth of expertise in this field and find new ways of connecting with anyone in the Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes area who might be experiencing mental health difficulties. The digital world is changing, and we need to too, but our core values remain the same. ted share this same vision too.
Thank you ted, we really appreciate your support and are looking forward to being on this journey with you.
Posted on: 15th June 2022