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£3,000
raised of £3,000 target by 88 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,000 to help fund a new amateur football team that will look to give men a platform to talk about their mental health.

    Edinburgh
    Funded on Saturday, 30th May 2020

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    Story

    We are an Edinburgh football club that is looking to begin to play in the Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur Football Association in the 2019-2020 season.

    The focus of the club is to create an environment where young men can speak openly about mental health whilst enjoying playing football with friends. They do not have to have a mental illness to join the team however they have to be willing to create an environment where they can allow their teammates or themselves to speak freely about mental health. The club will not pressure anyone into speaking about their emotions but it does want to help change society by giving young men a platform to feel they can speak freely about their issues.

    The club has been inspired by a loss of a close friend who died from suffering from depression. Since mental health amongst men in the Scotland is a stigmatised subject and sports is away for men to express their emotions, we want to use this tool to channel men’s feelings. We also hope that we can make a further impact within the league to support a wider audience and slowly change the local community and Scotland’s perception. Thus building a stronger community and country.

    We are looking for funding to help the football club. The costs for the clubs season would consist of the rental of pitches and payments of referees for the season contributing to £1700. Funding our football club infrastructure including football kits and equipment which would be a total cost of £800. Finally £500 for the league administration costs which include insurances and organisation of the league costs. If you could help support us with this in anyway it would be greatly. Your help can help change Scotlands issue on mental health through sport.

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      Supporters

      88

      • Matty S

        Matty S

        May 27, 2020

        For Charlie

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 20, 2020

        Good luck boys

        £50.00

      • Jenny

        Jenny

        May 13, 2020

        Wonderful, inspiring initiative, good luck and have fun!

        £20.00

      • Catriona Rafferty

        Catriona Rafferty

        May 12, 2020

        Well done an good luck !

        £20.00

      • Marion Parry

        Marion Parry

        May 12, 2020

        Well done guys and good luck!

        £20.00

      • Callum

        Callum

        May 12, 2020

        Best of luck guys

        £50.00

      • Scott

        Scott

        May 12, 2020

        Amazing job you guys have been doing, keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing how you get on once the season is up and running.

        £20.00

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      Jonathan Fraser

      Jonathan Fraser

      Edinburgh

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