Dumfries & Galloway coffee business Farm Boy Brews has teamed up with Support in Mind Scotland to raise funds and awareness for those living with mental health issues.
Since launching in October of last year, the team at Farm Boy Brews have been lucky enough to witness first hand the wonderful work Support in Mind Scotland does locally. The work of the Stewartry team in Castle Douglas and meeting those who benefit from their services is what inspired founder James to choose Support in Mind Scotland as the company’s chosen charity going forward.
Support in Mind Scotland has six support centres across Dumfries & Galloway, offering outreach support as well as a range of activities and groups for those who are suffering or have suffered mental ill health.
Speaking about the new partnership, FBB founder James stated: “We are so excited to be working with Support in Mind Scotland. Farm Boy Brews will continue to donate a percentage of the profits from the sale of our Depresso Espresso house roast to Support in Mind Scotland to help support the important work they do across Scotland.”
He added: “But what really excites us about his new partnership is the ability to be more involved with the work that Support in Mind Scotland are doing here in Dumfries & Galloway. Everyone involved locally at the Stewartry branch has been so supportive of us since we launched, not just as a business, but on a personal level too. I am so pleased that we will be able to work together going forward to raise awareness of the great work that they are doing both locally and nationally.”
Emma Scott, SiMS area manager for Dumfries & Galloway, said: “James from Farm Boy Brews has already made some good connections with the service in Stewartry; meeting people and sharing his delicious coffee. I am delighted that Farm Boy Brews will be strengthening these connections across Scotland with this new partnership with Support in Mind Scotland.”
Colin Leslie, Fundraising and Communications Manager at Support In Mind Scotland added: “James and his team at Farm Boy Brews have already been incredibly supportive of our work, staff, volunteers and service users in the area, and they have demonstrated a real passion for helping people with their mental health. We share the same commitment and values and the charity is delighted to be embarking on such an exciting new partnership.”