Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) is a dynamic, county-wide charity that supports local people in their recovery from mental health issues, promotes wellbeing and campaigns against stigma & discrimination: http://www.cpslmind.org.uk

We believe that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. If you are facing difficulties with your emotional or mental health, and are looking for support on your road to recovery, we are here for you.

We are also committed to tackling stigma and raising awareness of the need for everyone to look after their mental wellbeing. If you are an employer, organisation or individual looking to improve your own wellbeing, or that of your employees, we can help.

Melbourn FC raise money for CPSL Mind

CPSL Mind was thrilled when Melbourn FC chose them as their charity for the year. Even with the recent challenges of social distancing they managed to raise a staggering £1,829.74 for their local mental health charity.

The main part of their fundraising was their amazing mental health awareness day which they held in November. Many local businesses and community groups got involved including; The Black Horse Pub, Melbourn Hub, Classic Wings, Strand’s Hairdressers, Tony’s Barbers, The Dolphin pub, Melbourn Fish & Chip shop, Leech’s Butchers and Unlimited Logos. The day raised over £1,000. Other fundraising activities included an annual quiz night and they even organised a virtual presentation and race night, which was highly successful.

Mick Walker, Chairman of Melbourn FC said, "A number of people in the club put real effort into this prominent cause via fundraising activities and involving local businesses and I'm immensely proud of this achievement."

Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for CPSL Mind said, “We have been overwhelmed and so impressed with the hard work and dedication Melbourn FC have put into their fundraising. Not only did they raise an enormous amount of money, but they also encouraged their community to be involved and most importantly of all they raised awareness about the importance of talking about mental health and seeking support when you need to. We are also delighted that they have chosen us again to support next year. A big thank you to everyone who was involved.”

Picture left to right: Mick Walker (Melbourn FC Chairman), Steve Harrington (Landlord of the Black Horse), Emma Watters, Strands Hair Salon) and Jose Hales (District Councillor for Melbourn and representing Melbourn Hub).