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Dorset Mind is our official charity partner!

12 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 has been incredibly active as expected for Dorset Mind, the local mental health charity.  Their packed schedule has included a variety of awareness and fundraising events.  They’ve worked alongside Dorset Healthcare, South West Trains, Bournemouth University, and other local charities. 

Dorset Mind has also helped to raise mental health awareness with three of its charity partners – Siemens (Poole), Poole Bay Rotary Club, and Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown.  And now the charity is excited to add another renowned local company to its growing portfolio of sponsors – Select Resorts Properties.

Select Resorts Properties – why the interest in mental health?

Pauline Bonanni, Select Resort’s Managing Director explains the reasons why her company has chosen to support Dorset Mind this year.  She said, “I’m a member of Westbourne Rotary Club, and our President’s chosen charity this year is Dorset Mind.  Through working with them on various projects, I have become very aware of the current lack of services for young people for whom mental health is a challenge.“

“Each year our company, Select Resorts Ltd., selects a ‘Charity of the Year’.  Unsurprisingly, I suggested to the team that Dorset Mind should be our chosen charity this year.  My suggestion was immediately met with 100% support.”

“They all were acutely aware of the need of financial support for local Mental Health Charities and all knew somebody who has had or needed help with their mental health.” 

“We’re busy thinking of ways in which we can raise funds.  The first event is likely to be something physical like the 3-Peaks Challenge.  Our team are inspired by the theory that developing good physical health can help mental health.  And to mirror their effort, Select Resorts Ltd will double whatever is raised.  We look forward to presenting a cheque to Dorset Mind at the end of the year.”

Commenting on this partnership, Dr. Andrew Mayers FRSA, Principal Academic at Bournemouth University and Patron for Dorset Mind said, “We’ve put a huge effort into raising mental health awareness this week, and to have this brilliant news at the end of it really is the icing on the cake.”

“I’d like to thank Select Resorts for their sponsorship and particularly for their extremely generous offer to double what their staff raise this year.  This illustrates that they not only want to increase their staff’s mental health awareness by working with us, but are also dedicated to investing in the local community – by helping us to provide vital services for young people.”

You can find out more about Dorset Mind’s Youth Services appeal on their website.  They are looking to work similarly with other companies in the local community who want to support their vital support services.

More information:

Select Portfolio:

Select Resorts Properties has 35 years’ experience in the overseas property sales industry, offering clients advice on where and what to buy.  You can find out about them on their website.  Select Resorts Properties also has a UK sister brand Select Portfolio, that offers a variety of UK property investment opportunities. Find out more about them here:

Dorset Mind:

To discover more about Dorset Mind and the services they offer locally, or to request an interview, please contact us through one of the sources below:

Contact Details:
Address: 3 Stratfield Saye, 20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth. Dorset. BH8 8JN.
Tel: 01202 551660.  Email: [email protected]  Web:

Dr Andrew Mayers FRSA
Tel: 07749 201980.  Email: [email protected] 

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