November is proving to be a busy and exciting month for local charity Mind Your Head. At the start of the month two new Co-ordinators Jenny Teale and Jacqui Clark took up post and the organisation recently heard they had been shortlisted for the Royal Bank of Scotland Community Fund Scheme.

Mind Your Head are one of three charities to be shortlisted in the Highlands and Islands area to receive money from the scheme. The winner will receive £3,000 and the runners up each £1,000.

Jacqui Clark, who has just started as Co-ordinator with Mind Your Head said, “We are delighted to have been selected for the shortlist and we hope that the Shetland public will come out in force to help us secure this valuable funding for use within the community.”

If successful the funding will be used for projects which meet Mind Your Head’s commitment to increase awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health issues in the local community. With the appointment of the two co-ordinators the announcement of successfully reaching the shortlist is timely. Since the organisation formed in 2005 the group have been operating with a very dedicated team of volunteers and have achieved a huge amount during that time. It was felt that the time was right to bring in a co-ordination team to further the work the organisation undertakes within the community.

Shona Manson, chair of Mind Your Head said, “We are delighted to welcome Jenny and Jacqui to the team and we look forward to seeing how our small organisation will benefit from the range of skills and experience that they both bring to the post. It is especially important for us to continue to grow and develop ensuring that the kindness and generosity of people in Shetland can be seen through the work of the organisation.”