Mappy makeover at Solent Mind

We’re at Solent Mind‘s Eastleigh Wellbeing Centre today to officially open their newly-refurbished training room, with our CEO Nigel Clifford and Solent Mind CEO Kevin Gardner on hand to cut the ribbon. A fantastic team of OS volunteers had donned their decorating overalls to transform the once dull room into a clean, energising environment which can now be used by staff, volunteers, and service users.

The OS team working on Solent Mind’s training room

As part of the makeover our team not only decorated the room but helped install new blinds, carpet, furniture, storage and artwork including a creative finger print painting from OS staff. The room wouldn’t have been complete without a map, so one of the final touches came when the team hung an OS Custom Made map canvas centred on the building.

For the last year Solent Mind have been the corporate charity for OS with the organisation taking part in various activities to raise valuable funds for the charity. Over the last 12 months this has included football tournaments, choir concerts and good old fashioned cake sales. We’re extremely pleased to be extending our support for a further 12 months, marked by the official opening of the training room.

To kick off the next 12 months of fundraising, the OS Craft Club have created a fantastic Great British Craftography Map which will be going up for auction. The 2.2m by 1.2m wall hanging is made up of 91 tiles representing the National Grid, each with their own local and unique twist! The auction will go live at 7pm tonight – look out for more information on the blog.

OS Craft Club with their creation – look out for the auction details

If you haven’t come across them before, Solent Mind is the leading mental health charity across Hampshire and are here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. They believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
Find out more about Solent Mind.

Special thanks to these local businesses for supporting the refurbishment:
Oxford Sunblinds
Tapi Carpets
Neptune Window Cleaners
Mike Fyall

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