In December, the CTO team went ‘Head Deep’ in the icy cold water in Redcar.
In a heartwarming display of solidarity and commitment to mental health, the team at CTO Digital took the plunge, both literally and metaphorically, by diving headfirst into the icy waters of the North Sea in Redcar to raise funds for Mind Teesside. Our initial goal of £1000 may have seemed ambitious, but the team’s unwavering dedication and the overwhelming support from friends, family, and clients propelled us to surpass our target, ultimately raising an impressive £1175. You can visit our fundraising page here. We are wanting to say a massive thank you to all of the people that helped us not only hit our target, but also helped raise the much needed awareness for Mind Teesside.
Taking the Plunge for a Worthy Cause
Middlesbrough and Stockton-based charity, Mind Teesside, plays a vital role in providing mental health support to the local community. Recognising the essential services this organisation offers, CTO Digital decided to embark on a unique and daring fundraising adventure. On a chilly December day, they donned their swimsuits and braved the cold North Sea waters, symbolising the resilience and determination required to overcome mental health challenges.
The decision to take such a daring step was not taken lightly. It served as a powerful reminder of the physical and emotional challenges that individuals facing mental health issues often encounter. By facing these frigid waters, the CTO Digital team aimed to draw attention to the importance of mental health and demonstrate their unwavering support for those seeking help.
Community Support and Beyond
CTO Digital’s achievement goes beyond our brave plunge. The outpouring of support from friends, family, and clients was truly remarkable. Their collective generosity allowed the team to exceed their fundraising goal and make a substantial contribution to Mind Teesside’s important work.
“We are humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support we received from our community,” said Scott Langstaff, MD of CTO Digital. “The funds raised will enable Mind Teesside to continue their invaluable services and make a meaningful impact on the lives of many.”
Looking Ahead in 2024
The success of our fundraising efforts is a testament to the power of community and the dedication to a noble cause. As we head into a new year, the team at CTO Digital plans to continue their support for mental health initiatives, aiming to raise awareness and funds for Mind Teesside. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks as we plan our next way of raising awareness for such a worthy cause, we may well be getting our walking boots on!