IT firm Systemagic pledges support for mental health

By Anita Jaynes on 29 June, 2015

IT company Systemagic has chosen to work with Wiltshire Mind for the rest of 2015 to support its staff and fundraise for its vital work in the community.

James Eades, managing director of Systemagic, chose Wiltshire Mind as he felt it was a local organisation which offers essential support but its work can often go unnoticed.

“I’m very keen mental health services are available in our community, and I was shocked to find out Wiltshire Mind receive no government funding, despite providing a lifeline for the county’s residents.   I’m fortunate Systemagic are in a position to be able to give back to the community and am looking forward to helping Wiltshire Mind over the rest of the year.”

Over the coming months, Systemagic will be helping the team at Wiltshire Mind upgrade and update the charity’s IT system.

The IT team are also planning fundraising events including taking part in a 10k run in September with a joint target to raise £1,000.

Carolyn Beale, chief executive officer of Wiltshire Mind, said: “We’re a local mental health charity and do not receive any statutory funding or funding from national Mind.  We rely on our own fundraising and local support so it’s great Systemagic has chosen to support us.

“We plan to work closely with them to ensure their staff’s fundraising efforts are a success and bring in much needed money.”

Systemagic has been part of the local business community for 15 years. It provides IT support and maintenance for clients as well as broadband and internet connectivity, cloud services including online back-up and hosted exchange.

Last year the company won the Micro Employer of the Year title in the Bristol and Bath Apprentice Awards. Its MD James Eades lives with his family in Wiltshire and he’s also founder of Wiltshire Bikers.

Pictured above: Julieanne Martin, manager of Wiltshire Mind’s shop in Melksham (left), Carolyn Beale, CEO of Wiltshire Mind and James Eades, MD of Systemagic (right) at the recent opening of Wiltshire Mind’s charity shop in Melksham, where James was invited as a guest.