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Stamford Charity Football Match

about 2 months ago by Natalie Smith

​This Friday 1st July marks the first charity match for Bordervillarreal FC, that MorePeople is proud to be sponsoring!

Bordervillarreal are “a group of 40 something men helping to generate awareness of men’s mental health via the beautiful game”, and fittingly so the match will be played against Lincolnshire Community Health Services FC (LCHS) in aid of MANUP? and LCHS charities, in which donations will be split.

MANUP? are an organisation changing people’s thoughts, opinions and minds about men and mental health, and see that the term ‘man up’ as we all know it, needs to be challenged.

Established a year ago by a small group in Stamford who simply wanted to kick a ball about on a Thursday night, with an 'anyone welcome' approach, they've played every week since in all weathers with anything from 6 to 9 aside and now have around 30 people in the group.

The team comments;

"We continue to promote openness and diversity and appreciate that we all have pressures that we are dealing with. Whilst football gives us a physical outlet, it comes as no surprise that the group has provided an outlet to share what's on our minds and to get ‘stuff out there’. Diverse in our thinking, we respect individuals, encourage openness and honesty to talk and to share but more importantly to listen. This natural approach helped us find MANUP? when we were looking for a great cause to support and promote on our kit and through our fledging social network. We share a similar mindset with their cause in trying to change people's thoughts, opinions and minds about men and mental health."

The event is taking place at the Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1US, kicking off at 7.45pm on the 4G pitches, with the bar open from half time!

Anyone coming to watch can donate to the causes via buckets you’ll see around the pitch.

Ross Dennison said….

“Our club captain works in the NHS, and we thought what better cause to also support with our inaugural charity football match at Borderville to celebrate and support the great work that the NHS do day in day out. We hope we get plenty of local support on the night with what is a milestone in the journey of BVFC!”

We’re sure you’ll agree what a fantastic event this is for a really important cause, which we are so pleased to be supporting! If you’re local to the area, why not go and check it out.

https://www.manup.how/

https://www.lincolnshirecommunityhealthservices.nhs.uk/