Melbourn Mind Awareness Day

CPSL Mind was delighted when Melbourn Football Club, a local men’s village team, chose them as their charity of the year for 2019/20.

As part of their fundraising, on 30th November they organised an amazing mental health awareness day in the village. Many local businesses and community groups got involved. The Melbourn Hub hosted a charity breakfast for over 30 people and sold food at a reduced price with customers encouraged to make a donation up to the usual selling price.

The Black Horse pub organised a raffle and raised £533 by themselves. Mark Williams and the team at Classic Wings, Duxford donated two tickets for a pleasure flight in a de Havilland Dragon Rapide and Strand’s Hairdressers held a raffle. Other local businesses who got involved included – Tony’s Barbers, The Dolphin pub, Melbourn Fish & Chip shop, Leech’s Butchers and Unlimited Logos. The day was completed with their annual dog racing trip, with 25% of the profits being donated to the charity. Overall they managed to raise just over £1,000 for CPSL Mind.

Simon Gascoyne, Secretary for Melbourn FC said, “We were overwhelmed with the local support we received. So many local businesses got involved to promote the day and raise funds. We are so grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make the event such a success and for all the local people who donated.”

Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for CPSL Mind said, “We were over the moon when Simon contacted us to say we had been selected as their charity for the year. Melbourn Football Club, with the support of their community, organised so many different fundraising events. As well as raising much needed funds, they were also able to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your mental health and encouraging others to seek support when they need it. A huge thank you to Melbourn FC and everyone who supported this fantastic day.”