Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s mental health and learning disabilities staff have rallied around the MIND charity shop in Rhyl, after it was burgled and ransacked last month.

Health board staff from across the region organised a series of cake sales, raising £800, and donated more than 75 bags of stock for the shop.

Steve Forsyth, BCUHB’s Director of Nursing for Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Services, said: “MIND is a cause which is very close to the hearts of many of our staff, given the fantastic support the charity provides to people in our communities. I’m really proud of the way our staff have come together to support the charity at this difficult time.”

Tracey Brooks, MIND’s Regional Manager North West said the support of health board staff and the wider public had helped to restore their faith in human nature.

She said: “We recently had a break in at our Rhyl Mind shop which not only resulted in money and the whole safe being taken and the shop completely trashed but also left our shop team devastated that anyone could do this!

“We have had so much support from the local community, people have been dropping in to see how we're doing, donating both stock and cash (from £2 to £20) to help us recover and we've had the most amazing support from Steve Forsyth and his Mental Health team who organised a collection, held cake sales and organised a collection of stock.

"We received over 75 bags of stock and £800 cash and are truly grateful.

“When times are tough people come together and our customers, donors, the Health Board & all our new friends have really helped to restore our faith in human nature.”