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 us. Now, the club have chosen to continue raising awareness of mental health and supporting us for the 2021/22 season.

We have received a donation of £1,000 from local homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes to support their work in mental health services.

On Saturday 14th August, St Ives Rangers Black Soxs Under 17s were beaten 4-3 by the Haywain Restaurant Veterans in a tightly contested football match. Despite the result, everyone involved went home happy having achieved their aim of raising money for us.

More than £3,000 was raised for us, as Team CPSL Mind beat off the competition to secure top spot on the ‘Minds In Action’ virtual challenge leaderboard.

Specialist running store, Advance Performance, will be supporting runners fundraising for us, through a free preparation event. On Sunday 5th September, from 4-9pm, runners for us will be equipped with skills and expertise to support them in completing the Cambridge Half Marathon in October.

Queen’s Charity Committee, of Queen’s College at the University of Cambridge, have chosen us as their charity of the year. The Committee have already come up with some exciting fundraising event ideas for the next 12 months that will raise awareness and funds to support local people with their mental health.

Beaumont Healthcare, the largest care provider for Cambridgeshire County Council, held an afternoon tea at their base in St Neots on 7th July, raising an incredible £620 for us.

Local Mind mental health charities, including us, are gearing up for the ‘Minds in Action’ fundraising challenge, which begins on 23rd July 2021, fronted by Olympic Gold Medallist, Dani Rowe MBE.

St Neots local, David Lee, has launched a colourful fundraising campaign which enables those who donate to vote on whether he dyes his beard a bright shade of blue, yellow, red or orange.

Rhiann Ward completed more than 5km a day for 28 days between 17th April and 14th May 2021, reaching a total of 140km in order to raise money to support us.