David Holdstock and Heinrich M. Fick recently ran the London Vitality 10k, in support of the Mates In Mind charity. Well done to the two of you for your efforts supporting such a worthy cause.

Mates in Mind are a charity who raise awareness and understanding of mental health and mental ill-health; help people to understand how, when and where to get support; break the silence and stigma through promoting cultures of positive wellbeing throughout our industry.

Anyone who would like to donate please follow the following link to their page! https://lnkd.in/e88MHac

DGP Logistics was proud to take part in the Mace Charity Fitness Challenge last week. The event was held at Lancer Square to raise money for children at the Belmont Special School in Cheltenham. After a highly competitive showing by all teams the cumulative distance achieved was a magnificent 247km! Andrei Popa, Heinrich Fick, Christine Page and Chris Hitches from DGP Logistics rose to the challenge and together raised £173.00.

A special mention to Christine for her personal efforts in raising additional sponsorship. With the Mace Match Funding, over £4,000 was raised on the day. Chris Hitches, Project Manager at DGP Logistics said, “This was a great opportunity to get the DGP team together with other companies and compete with each other. Outside of the construction site it brings a different sense of friendship, as opposed to just seeing other operatives in the work place.” If you would like to donate, please visit Belmont’s fundraising page at: https://lnkd.in/exmwBkA

Statistics show one in four people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem each year. Business owners therefore have an important role in helping people open up about mental health in the workplace. DGP Logistics has recently completed a two day training course for a number of its employees including Directors, Contract Managers, Training Manager, HR Manager and various other staff.

Run by Ryan Ridgway, MD at Mind Health Solutions – In association with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, the course covered all known mental health conditions and how to address various situations. “It gave me far better awareness of mental health issues, how to identify the signs and how to encourage a colleague to get support,” said David Holdstock, DGP’s HR Manager. Louise Down, DGP’s Commercial Manager, previously suffered with mental health and was keen to attend the course.

Louise said, “Staff on-site may not always want to talk to a regular colleague, so having the training and being a designated Mental Health First Aider, gives them the opportunity to speak to someone who they know will listen and give qualified support and advice.”