Melbourn FC raise £4500 for CPSL Mind
Last season, Melbourn FC challenged themselves to run or walk a combined 6,000km – the distance between their home ground to the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul and back – to raise money for local mental health charity, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind. Now, the club have
chosen to continue raising awareness of mental health and supporting CPSL Mind for the 2021/22 season.
Last week Melbourn FC donated a further £467 from other fundraising activities, an
d combined with ‘The Road to Istanbul’ event means the club has already raised £6,300 for CPSL Mind since 2019.
Last season was cut short, and the club’s committee made a unanimous decision to continue their support for CPSL Mind for a third season.
Catherine Keating, Community Fundraiser for CPSL Mind, said, “We are so thankful to Melbourn FC for raising awareness of our services, raising money and getting active. It has been a tough year for people who have been isolated from others and team sports when allowed, have hugely helped people’s wellbeing. Getting out on the pitch also ties in with one of the 5 ways to wellbeing to “BE ACTIVE”. As we recover from several lockdowns and the Covid-19 pandemic, people are still struggling with their mental wellbeing in many different ways. CPSL Mind is here to help people overcome a wide range of difficulties.”
For more information on how you could fundraise for CPSL Mind, visit: www.cpslmind.org.uk/join-us/fundraise-for-us/ where you can find fundraising ideas that are fun and Covid-19 safe