Erith Town launch partnership with charity Mind to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and to raise funds on Mental Health Day
ERITH TOWN chief executive officer Mark Deveney says the club are partnering with a local charity to raise funds for the local community on World Mental Health Day.
The Southern Counties East Football League club have made Mind in Bexley their charity of the season.
“On World Mental Health Day, we are delighted to announce that the Dockers are partnering with Mind in Bexley to raise funds for the local community,” said Deveney.
“Our partnership will also help reduce the stigma associated with mental health and we want to spread the word that there are services available locally that can support people of our borough.”
Simon Dolby, who is the development lead at Mind in Bexley, added: “We are pleased to welcome Erith Town as one of our partners and would like to thank them for helping to fundraise for us.
“Our goal as a charity is to improve the mental health care of Bexley residents and working with progressive football clubs like Erith Town will not only help raise much needed funds, but also help to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and spread the word that there is help available locally.”
Adam Woodward’s side welcome Stansfeld to Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead tonight, sitting in fifth-place in the table with 20 points from 11 games, four points adrift of leaders Faversham Town, who travel to Bearsted tonight.
Billy Shinners’ side are third-from-bottom with six points from 11 games and came back from two-goals down to claim a point against their landlords Glebe on Friday night.
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