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Thursday 9th September

We have received a donation of £1,000 from local homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes to support their work in mental health services.

Fundraising

Friday 27th August

On Saturday 14th August, St Ives Rangers Black Soxs Under 17s were beaten 4-3 by the Haywain Restaurant Veterans in a tightly contested football match. Desp...

Our services, Real life stories

Monday 23rd August

For Justin Haywood, life had become tough. Undiagnosed mental health problems coupled with life events led to mental health crises. However, Justin's life t...

Event, Fundraising

Tuesday 17th August

More than £3,000 was raised for us, as Team CPSL Mind beat off the competition to secure top spot on the ‘Minds In Action’ virtual challenge leaderboar...

Fundraising

Monday 2nd August

Specialist running store, Advance Performance, will be supporting runners fundraising for us, through a free preparation event. On Sunday 5th September, fro...

Fundraising

Thursday 29th July

Queen’s Charity Committee, of Queen’s College at the University of Cambridge, have chosen us as their charity of the year. The Committee have already co...

Fundraising

Wednesday 21st July

Beaumont Healthcare, the largest care provider for Cambridgeshire County Council, held an afternoon tea at their base in St Neots on 7th July, raising an i...

Our services

Wednesday 23rd June

Being part of a community can have a positive effect on mental health and emotional wellbeing, that is why we want you to have your say and help shape Menta...

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Fundraising

Wednesday 16th June

Local Mind mental health charities, including us, are gearing up for the ‘Minds in Action’ fundraising challenge, which begins on 23rd July 2021, front...

Fundraising

Wednesday 9th June

St Neots local, David Lee, has launched a colourful fundraising campaign which enables those who donate to vote on whether he dyes his beard a bright shade ...

Event

Monday 7th June

Our 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) event will take place on Tuesday 29th June 2021 from 2pm. Due to the current climate of Covid-19 restrictions, the m...

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Fundraising

Wednesday 26th May

Rhiann Ward completed more than 5km a day for 28 days between 17th April and 14th May 2021, reaching a total of 140km in order to raise money to support us.

Fundraising

Friday 7th May

We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with Cambridge based video games company, Jagex.

Fundraising

Thursday 29th April

On Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th April, over one hundred runners took part in the second annual Fenland Running Club Social Distanced Relay.

Our services

Tuesday 20th April

Spring has certainly sprung and we are thrilled to open up applications for the Spring round of the Good Life Fund.

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Real life stories

Tuesday 20th April

Fay Belham, aged 53, has experienced periods of depression throughout her life and, in particular, severe postnatal depression after the birth of her twin b...

Our services

Tuesday 20th April

The period following discharge from hospital or community-based Crisis Team support can be a challenging time.

Our services

Tuesday 20th April

The Good Life Service is incredibly excited to announce the launch of the Waves Programme.

Fundraising

Tuesday 20th April

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in Cambridge’s first ever virtual run ‘Run Everyone’ and raised over £9,000 for us at CP...

Two women in front of a Sharman Quinney sign holding a cheque for CPSL Mind for £1,580

Fundraising

Wednesday 7th April

We were delighted when local estate and letting agents, Sharman Quinney made a wonderful donation of £1,580, raised from a raffle at their Top Achievers Aw...

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Fundraising

Tuesday 16th March

44 players, family members and friends of Melbourn FC agreed to take part in a virtual challenge to run or walk the 3,000km from their home pitch to the Cha...

Real life stories

Wednesday 24th February

Those of us who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or do not fit into traditional categories of gender or sexuality (LGBTIQ+) are statistically more ...

Group of men standing behind a Melbourn Football Club proudly supporting CPSL Mind banner

Fundraising

Tuesday 23rd February

During March, 27 players, family members and friends of Melbourn FC will take part in a virtual challenge to run or walk the 3,000km from their home pitch t...

Our services

Friday 19th February

We’re delighted to announce that we will be working alongside The Lantern Initiative and local community partners to develop a new service focused on the ...

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Fundraising

Wednesday 17th February

St Neots entrepreneur Alex Hughes, founder of Shifties, a free networking hub for small business owners, hosted a 24-hour Speak Up Liveathon event on Blue M...

Fundraising

Friday 5th February

In December 2020, Beaumont Healthcare, a St Neots based   personal care service company, held a Family Bake Off contested between adults and children rais...

Event

Friday 29th January

Whether you’re having to furlough staff, have seen an increase in staff sickness, are facing the challenges of home schooling or just feel worn down by th...

Our services

Thursday 14th January

Whether you’ve accessed inpatient care yourself or have supported a loved one, we’re really keen to hear your ideas to help develop the care in place af...

A man and women holding a cheque for CPSL Mind in front of a Welcome to St Neots Golf Club sign on a brick wall

Fundraising

Thursday 17th December

William Whitney, a young man from St Neots, tragically took his own life earlier this year. His loved ones, including dad Steve, were left devastated. Deter...

Fundraising

Tuesday 15th December

This year, to celebrate 45 years of supporting its retail members, PMA (Property Managers Association) decided to create a Big Christmas Quiz for members, s...

Event, Fundraising

Thursday 10th December

Sign up to the 2021 TTP Cambridge Half Marathon on 17th October 2021.

Our services

Tuesday 8th December

Details of our opening times between Monday 21st December 2020 and Monday 4th January 2021.

Event

Tuesday 8th December

At CPSL Mind we have been named as overall winners of national Mind’s ‘Influence and Engagement Award’ in recognition of the contribution that indivi...

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Real life stories

Tuesday 8th December

We may have been physically apart during 2020 but we have still been there for each other and nothing illustrates this more than our Peer Support Groups at ...

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Our services

Friday 4th December

October 2020 marked one year since the official launch of our Good Life Service at Art and Soul cafe in St Neots and we took the opportunity to celebrate t...

A woman and man in front of a Sharman Quinney sign holding a cheque for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Wednesday 2nd December

Over recent years, we have been very grateful for the support of local estate agent Sharman Quinney and this year was no exception.

Training

Tuesday 17th November

We are calling out to employers, HR Managers and those with responsibility for people development in the workplace.

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Fundraising

Tuesday 3rd November

On 4th October 2020, braving terrible weather, a four runner team supported by their amazing crew ran a marathon around Rutland Water to replicate the Virg...

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Our services

Friday 23rd October

(CPSL) Mind – have been announced as winners of the Best Targeted Mental Health Initiative award at the national ‘This Can Happen’ Awards for their su...

Blog

Tuesday 13th October

Thank you to everyone who attended our 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on Tuesday 25th August 2020 as we celebrated the impact of our work and w...

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Our services

Tuesday 13th October

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been named winners of the 2020 national Mind awards in the category of ‘Service User Influence and Participation...

Our services

Wednesday 23rd September

Fullscope is a consortium of charities with a shared mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Cambridgeshire and P...

Fundraising

Thursday 17th September

After a drought in paddling for 30 years, local hero Peter Emeleus is dusting off his paddle to raise funds for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Linco...

Our services

Monday 14th September

A new phase of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough award-winning suicide prevention campaign STOP Suicide launched on Thursday 10th September 2020 for Wor...

Our services

Friday 7th August

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) is moving from The Limes in St Neots in August 2020, following 17 happy years in the bu...

Fundraising

Friday 31st July

The JM Cambridge Fundraising team undertook a week of activities from 22nd-26th June with games and raffles to encourage donations. 

Fundraising

Friday 31st July

CPSL Mind was thrilled when Melbourn FC chose them as their charity for the year. Even with the recent challenges of social distancing they managed to raise...

Event

Friday 31st July

Our 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) event will take place on Tuesday 25 August 2020 from 2.30pm.

Fundraising

Tuesday 28th July

On 11th July 2020, Stephen Friend ran around his local cricket field to a distance of 7.1km, which was 3km further than his intended distance, raising over...

Event

Monday 27th July

We have been nominated for four national awards in recognition of our work in areas of innovation, sustainability, leadership and service user influence.

Our services

Wednesday 8th July

Here are ten steps, from Laura, our Communications Volunteer, you can take to get your wellbeing back on track and help you cope with your new circumstances.

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Real life stories

Tuesday 30th June

Coronavirus and the isolation caused by social distancing have created numerous challenges for everyone’s mental health. At this time, finding new ways to...

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Fundraising

Thursday 18th June

On 2nd June 2020, Adam cooked up a storm for his neighbourhood with ‘Lemon and Poppy Drizzle Cake’ and ‘Hazelnut Buttercream Chocolate Cake’ on the ...

Man in running gear running down the road

Fundraising

Tuesday 9th June

On possibly the hottest weekend of the year so far, 43 runners and one Tyrannosaurus Rex took part in the Fenland Running Club Social Distancing Relay, obse...

A man and woman in fancy dress in front of a front door with a washing line with signs saying CPSL Mind Mental Health Awareness Week

Fundraising

Sunday 7th June

Orchard Road in Histon held a fantastic street party for Mental Health Awareness Week and raised an impressive £265.

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Volunteering

Monday 1st June

Today we’re celebrating the contribution of Nye Jones who has been with us for almost a year.

A picture of David - a white man in a Christmas jumper

Volunteering

Monday 1st June

Today we’re celebrating the contribution of David Lee who has been with us for the past six months.

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Fundraising

Tuesday 12th May

CPSL Mind was delighted when Emma Tytherleigh decided to fundraise for the charity as part of the national 2.6 challenge.

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Our services

Tuesday 28th April

Lifecraft’s Lifeline helpline for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides a listening ear, to discuss issues affecting mood & wellbeing especially du...

A man on the phone holding a mug with text saying Now we're talking. Even though times are tough - talking is the one thing that can help. Find out more about how to stay mentally well at: keep-your-head.com/now #nowweretalking #coronavirus

Our services

Monday 27th April

Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus out...

Pink square with an image of a man and two young children in an aeroplane made out of a cardboard box, with text saying Imagine all the ways you can help. The 2.6 challenge. And the CPSL Mind logo

Fundraising

Thursday 23rd April

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fund...

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Our services

Tuesday 7th April

We are responding to this time of incredible change and challenge for our communities by launching an online wellbeing service and fellow charity Lifecraft...

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Event

Friday 20th March

Regretfully, due to concerns around COVID-19 coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone the CPSL Mind 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was ...

Our services

Tuesday 17th March

It is with regret that we have to announce the temporary suspension of our community-based services – namely our Good Mood cafes, Open Door calm spaces, P...

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Fundraising

Monday 16th March

For the second year running, Cam FM, the community radio station for students, staff and alumni of both Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities, presented...

A group of men and women outside on the grass in front of a CPSL Mind banner

Fundraising

Monday 16th March

We were over the moon when the University of Cambridge gifted us 50 running places as part of their partnership with the Saucony Cambridge half marathon.

Two football players in CPSL Mind t shirts one of the players is holding a football

Fundraising

Thursday 12th March

We were delighted to team up with Cambridge United Football Club on Saturday 29th February, as part of the national Mind and English Football League (EFL) #...

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Our services

Saturday 7th March

We are here for you and you can still call us on our central number 0300 303 4363 or email us at enquiries@cpslmind.org.uk.

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Fundraising

Monday 24th February

CPSL Mind was really pleased to be given a cheque for £220, raised from a charity football match organised by Peterborough based, Marco Sementa.

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Real life stories

Tuesday 18th February

Becoming a new mum is a huge life event that can be both emotionally rewarding and challenging. Perinatal mental health issues affect up to 20 per cent of n...

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Real life stories

Tuesday 18th February

Sipping on a cup of tea, John Willock is chatting candidly about his experiences of mental health challenges, grief and suicidal thoughts – “I didn’t ...

A group of people wearing CPSL Mind t shirts holding collection buckets

Fundraising

Monday 17th February

CPSL Mind and Peterborough United Football Club have teamed up to raise awareness and funds for local mental health services as part of the national Mind an...

A group of people holding a cheque for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Monday 27th January

CPSL Mind was delighted this week to receive a wonderful cheque for £450 from the Fenland Farmers Lodge 9933. The money was raised through a variety of fun...

A group of people holding a cheque for CPSL Mind next to a CPSL Mind banner

Fundraising

Monday 27th January

CPSL Mind were overwhelmed this weekend to receive an enormous cheque for £8,040.20 raised by the wonderful members of Elton Furze Golf Club.

A group of people holding a CPSL Mind banner

Fundraising

Monday 13th January

CPSL Mind was delighted when Melbourn Football Club, a local men’s village team, chose them as their charity of the year for 2019/20.

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Fundraising

Tuesday 7th January

Determined to face her fears and to raise money for CPSL Mind, Claire entered the Spartan Challenge, which took place in November at Twickenham stadium, an ...

A group of people in a room with a green floor wearing CPSL Mind shirts in front of Stop Suicide and CPSL Mind banners

Fundraising

Monday 6th January

CPSL Mind was seriously impressed when Max York, founder of the elite personal training company AlphaFit, decided to set himself the challenge of completing...

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Fundraising

Tuesday 10th December

CPSL Mind was extremely impressed with the quality of the cakes Fiona Cumberpatch served at her pop up café in Stamford last month, raising a very impressi...

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Event

Monday 9th December

Organisations with responsibility for mental health provision across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have united with individuals who have lived experience ...

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Our services

Thursday 28th November

We are excited to announce the launch of the “Support U’s” mental health football sessions in partnership with Cambridge United Community Trust.

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Fundraising

Monday 18th November

CPSL Mind was delighted to hear that Corey Harris, a chef from the Møller Institute raised an impressive £200 from organising a sponsored head shave.

A little boy with his tongue out next to a man smiling at Cambridge United

Real life stories

Thursday 7th November

The experience of personality disorders can be alienating, causing people to have a distorted impression of themselves and their relationships with others. ...

Blonde girl holding a sign which says If I can survive the war that I battle with myself I can survive anything

Volunteering

Monday 28th October

Liane Wilkinson, now 18 years old and starting an apprenticeship in critical care nursing, became a Stress LESS Champion in year 12 during her time at Nene ...

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Our services

Monday 28th October

In 2010, a young man travelled to the UK to study at university. Here he fell in love with a young lady and the dynamic of their lives changed irreversibly ...

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Fundraising

Monday 28th October

CPSL Mind was incredibly impressed when Rhys Owen completed the Cardiff University half marathon in memory of his dad Kelvin.

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Fundraising

Monday 28th October

CPSL Mind was delighted today to receive £500 from St Peters Lodge No 442 in Peterborough. The money was raised from a number of raffles held throughout th...

A man with a medal and CPSL Mind tshirt holding a little girl, with a little boy holding a yellow long balloon around his face

Fundraising

Thursday 24th October

Beat the rush and secure your place for this year’s Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon – one of the fastest selling and most beautiful half marathons in th...

Two women and a man with a Panda mascot, signed football shirt and collection buckets in front of a football pitch

Fundraising

Monday 21st October

CPSL Mind was thrilled to be chosen as Cambridge City’s charity for the season, raising an impressive £1,327 from a bucket collection and charity auction.

A group of men and women holding a cheque for CPSL Mind in front of an Aurelia sign

Fundraising

Monday 21st October

CPSL Mind was extremely impressed when Peterborough based, Supermax Healthcare, a manufacturer of disposable examination gloves raised over £3,000 in recog...

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Our services

Wednesday 16th October

Have you been discharged from a mental health hospital within the last five years? If so, you may be able to help us with a survey which aims to help people...

A group of men and women in a sports hall with a Let's Get Moving Cambridge sign

Fundraising

Monday 7th October

CPSL Mind was really pleased when Cambridge City Council’s Active Lifestyle Team decided to organise a DanceFest and raise money for the local mental heal...

A group of men and women holding a trophy

Our services

Thursday 3rd October

Our partnership with gaming company Jagex has won the Corporate Community Local Involvement award at the national Charity Times Awards for our work on the s...

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Our services

Wednesday 2nd October

Good Mood cafes, Open Door calm spaces and community connectivity, just a few of the initiatives in the fresh approach to supporting the one in four of us w...

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Our services

Monday 16th September

The University of Cambridge are set to benefit from a new £1.5 million partnership launched today between Goldman Sachs and Mind, which will provide mental...

A white woman and white man holding a purple and orange I'd Ask sign

Our services

Thursday 12th September

Senior leaders from organisations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have united in their commitment to get behind the countywide ambition to end suicide.

A white woman and white male vicar holding a cheque for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Thursday 12th September

CPSL Mind was thrilled when the Ketton Horticultural Society presented them with a cheque for £1,500 towards their work, helping local people in their reco...

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Real life stories

Saturday 7th September

The experience of anxiety can be highly isolating and uncertain, sometimes leaving people with the feeling that there is no solution to their condition. Thi...

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Fundraising

Saturday 27th July

Local mental health charity CPSL Mind was thrilled when the Pole Shed in Ely raised £570 from a charity men’s pole fitness event earlier this month.

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Fundraising

Saturday 27th July

CPSL Mind was delighted when Slimming World St Ives, contacted them to say they had raised £800.

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Fundraising

Saturday 27th July

CPSL Mind was delighted when the RCCG City of David chose them as one of their charities to support in 2019 and raised an amazing £1,000.

A group of people in CPSL Mind t shirts smiling at the camera in a yellow yoga studio

Fundraising

Saturday 27th July

A free yoga festival held earlier this month at Yoga Studio Ely raised an amazing £976 for the local mental health charity CPSL Mind.

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Our services

Monday 15th July

Our Good Life Service is built on our belief that everyone has strengths, talents and passions they can share to play their part in community life. 

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Our services

Monday 15th July

We believe that those with lived experience of mental health challenges can play a vital role in supporting others. That’s why we include people with live...

A group of people holding a Kier cheque for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Wednesday 10th July

CPSL Mind was extremely grateful to receive £1,069 from construction company Kier Regional Building Eastern, after colleagues from their Waterbeach office ...

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Our services

Monday 8th July

Secondary school and Sixth Form students (aged 14-18) across 5 schools in Cambridgeshire have been commended for their dedication to promoting positive ment...

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Our services

Friday 28th June

Seven leading organisations that support the mental wellbeing of children and/or young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are uniting to launch Full...

Aidan Joy holding his bike with a blue CPSL Mind tshirt in front of the John O Groats sign

Fundraising

Friday 14th June

CPSL Mind was incredibly impressed with Aidan Joy’s determination and hard work when he decided to take on the grueling challenge of cycling 1,000 miles ...

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Fundraising

Thursday 23rd May

Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) were thrilled to hear that St Neots based Hotel Chocolat had arranged for an amazing cak...

A black and white picture of a group of people wearing CPSL Mind t shirts and a little boy sat in a barbers chair

Fundraising

Thursday 23rd May

CPSL Mind was over the moon to hear that El’s Barbershop in St Ives had raised a staggering £1,364 for the local mental health charity by Elio Videtta (o...

Abigail Chiswell-White with her London Marathon medal

Fundraising

Wednesday 8th May

On the 28th of April Abigail took part in the London Marathon and raised an amazing amount for local mental health charity, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough a...

A collection of photographs of a netball game

Fundraising

Friday 3rd May

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind was delighted to receive £1,083 raised from a netball tournament organised by local law firm Taylo...

A black man and white woman holding flowers at the 2019 AGM

Our services

Saturday 20th April

On Wednesday 20th March, we held our 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Moller Centre in Cambridge.

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Fundraising

Friday 29th March

Cam FM Presents: Speak Your Mind, 24 hour long radio broadcast to raise money for local charity CPSL Mind.

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Fundraising

Friday 22nd March

Her Majesty’s Passport Office in Peterborough chose local mental health charity, CPSL Mind, as their Charity of the Year for 2018.

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Fundraising

Friday 22nd March

Staff from Peterborough based Bonacia have chosen local mental health charity CPSL Mind as their Charity of the Year for 2019.

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