STAFF at finance group AFH – which has a branch in Keighley – have chosen Mind as the company's charity of the year.

They will take part in a range of activities to raise money for the mental health organisation.

AFH has around 900 employees across the country.

They are aiming to top the £11,200 raised for last year's selected cause, Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

Jenny Read, the group's charity co-ordinator, said: "Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem.

"Hundreds of thousands of people are struggling, many alone and in silence.

"Mind’s work to help these people – and those who support them – makes a huge difference to so many lives.

"We’ve got lots of exciting ideas for how to bring in the cash, and over the year our teams across the country will be reaching out to their local communities for support."

Rebecca Hastings, head of corporate partnerships at Mind, said the charity was delighted to receive the backing.

She added: "This partnership will support us to reach a point where anyone with a mental health problem feels able to ask for, and access, the help they need."