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Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind
Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind
Team A C Wilgar Fundraising Challenge

Team A C Wilgar Fundraising Challenge

Why we need your help

We are taking on the challenge of raising over £5000 for Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich (BLG) Mind, through fundraising activities with all of our workforce and customers!

A C Wilgar Plumbing and Heating are a family business based in Orpington and Beckenham, offering services within the Kent and South East London areas, and BLG Mind is a part of our local community. 

Liam Wilgar explains why they have chosen to support BLG Mind....

The Wilgar family have always struggled with mental health issues, but we never knew it until 7 years ago, when my mum, Tina, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. My mum was a fantastic role model to 5 kids, so her weird moods and bouts of tiredness were always shrugged off as the side effects of intense parenting, but when mental health started to surface as an “acceptable” topic of conversation I recognised that my Mum needed help for different reasons. Mum's response to the diagnosis was pure relief – finally, an explanation for the way she had been feeling and thinking.

Fast forward 1 year and my youngest brother, Tom, suddenly disappeared one evening. Tom had been acting very strangely for several weeks, even for an 18-year-old! It transpired he had developed psychosis, a terrible mental illness that has taken hundreds of young lives, and something that has only really been recognised in the last decade. Tom has no recollection of what happened but to say we are lucky to still have Tom with us is an understatement. Mind were the first people on the end of the phone when both Tina and Tom needed them, and we cannot stress what a difference they made then, and ever since.

My mum has since passed away and we miss her every day, but Tom is getting better and I'm pleased to say is a long way down a long road to full recovery after 5 years.

As a family one positive thing we can say is that mental illness, for all the terrifying and terrible things it has caused, it has brought us closer together than we ever would have been without it.

A.C. Wilgar are delighted to be working with BLG Mind, a fantastic organisation, and one that quite literally helped to save Tom’s life."

BLG Mind works alongside people with mental health needs and dementia, to improve their quality of life. The money raised by A.C. Wilgar will help BLG Mind continue to work alongside these extraordinary people!

A C Wilgar Team

2,215.00

raised towards 5,000.00 target

2215.00
5000.00

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Supporters

Wilgar Siblings

Team Wilgar Siblings

930.00

Aug 16, 2019

Criena x

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Aug 16, 2019

Caroline

Love you all loads xx

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Aug 14, 2019

Walshy

A great cause. Well done AC Wilgar

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 02, 2019

Michael Coles And Sarah Yeboah

Great family and great cause.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 02, 2019

Michael Coles

Great family and great cause.

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 06, 2019

Liam Wilgar

We cannot wait to work alongside MIND going forward and raise money for such a superb charity. Hopefully we can have a lot of fun fundraising along the way!

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)


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Donation summary

Total raised so far

2,215.00

Total plus Gift Aid 2,472.50
Direct donations

330.00

Fundraising pages

930.00

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