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A Rushden mental health charity has been presented with cheques which will benefit it to the tune of nearly £15,000.

Mind have moved into a new headquarters after their last home burnt down in October 2008.

�10,000 from Lottery +�3,328 from Marian +Arthur's abseiling money �1,387 for a lift in the new Mind HQ in Rushden.'Names l-r: Arthur Hollomon, Marian Hollomon, Carol Childs, Jim Vokes. Back l-r: Rocky O'Connor, Jack Rickard, James Hall, Stephen Didcock, Curtis Lemay.

�10,000 from Lottery +�3,328 from Marian +Arthur's abseiling money �1,387 for a lift in the new Mind HQ in Rushden.'Names l-r: Arthur Hollomon, Marian Hollomon, Carol Childs, Jim Vokes. Back l-r: Rocky O'Connor, Jack Rickard, James Hall, Stephen Didcock, Curtis Lemay.

And the money – £10,000 in lottery funding, as well as £3,328 from 2012-13 town mayor Marian Hollomon and a further £1,387 raised by her husband Arthur, who abseiled down the lift tower in Northampton – has helped the charity kit out a new home, at Phoenix House.

The funds have paid for a lift at the centre, which has ensured the facility is accessible to all users.

One of the charity’s trustees, Jim Vokes, said: “We’ve been working on this project for three years now since we lost our old building to a fire.

“It’s been three years of very hard work, hard labour, lots of support and contributions from a lot of volunteers.”