Swallownest and Shirebrook in fantastic Charity fundraiser for Sheffield Mind
Swallownest FC, from the Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League teamed up with Sheffield MIND, the Mental Health Charity, in a huge fundraising effort for the club’s home game with Shirebrook Town last Tuesday evening, 2nd April, writes Dan Short and Darryl Johnson for the Swallownest FC website.
The club had pledged to donate half of the gate receipts to the Charity, and were rewarded with the biggest attendance of the season, a fantastic 178. The volunteers and management at the club also ran raffles and bucket collections in support of Sheffield MIND, and in a terrific gesture, players from both sides made personal contributions to the fundraising effort, with the club’s Junior sides also in attendance.
Swallownest won a hard-fought clash 4-1, but equally importantly, raised a stunning £761.82 for the Charity.
Commenting on the evening, Swallownest Chairman Mick Kent said, “It has been a fantastic night all round, with everyone getting behind a great cause. We’re all delighted to have had such a big crowd, especially on a cold night in midweek. Thank you to everyone who came and supported the evening”.
Manager Jordan Stocks agreed. “I don’t think the occasion could have gone any better, and that’s thanks to all the volunteers who really did make the day. We as a club are proud to promote the Sheffield Mind charity.”
Lindsay Doyle-Price, Business Development Manager at Sheffield Mind, commented “We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from the clubs and have been touched by the fact that both players and public have given so generously. All the money raised by this event will be invested in the development and delivery of mental health services in Sheffield.’’
Anyone who wishes to donate electronically to the Charity should visit their website at www.sheffieldmind.co.uk