A CONSTRUCTION workforce has generated more than £1,000 for a mental health charity after organising a special fundraising event.

Collier & Catchpole, based in Stanway, Colchester, hosted a coffee morning on Tuesday at its Lawford depot for World Mental Health day.

The social gathering saw the site’s sales counter awash with confectionary creations, alongside a selection of vegan and savoury treats for good measure.

Tasty treats such as cakes and biscuits were also baked for the cause by customers and team members, while suppliers and other businesses donated raffle prizes.

In total the company raised £1,010 for Mind, which will go towards helping raising awareness of mental health, not least in sectors such as the construction industry.

Mental health problems within the sector are often underdiagnosed and the number of construction workers suffering from a mental health problem has increased.

Amy-Lee Daubjerg, marketing and ecommerce coordinator at Collier & Catchpole, said: “Men typically struggle to talk about mental health.

“On average 28 per cent of those suffering with a mental health problem will not seek help due to societal expectations and traditional gender roles.

“We thought it was important as a company we host an event which supported a mental health charity.

“We chose to support Mind who are a fantastic charity and have helped many people, including those within our own business.

“We pride ourselves on helping this worthy cause and could not be more grateful for the support we have received from the community who turned up to help.”