To celebrate the Armed Forces in Herefordshire and recognise the importance of mental health, we are hosting a Football Festival on Sunday 7th July.
The event promises to be a celebration but also an opportunity to create awareness of Mental Health in Herefordshire, not only for those who are directly affected, but also for family, friends and carers who may have their lives affected by those who suffer with their Mental Health.
Russell Cheasley who is one of UITC’s trustees said about the festival; “United In The Community are happy to be the hosts for this very special festival. Herefordshire has a long connection with the Armed Forces and as a community organisation we have many veterans locally around Victoria Park and who have probably used the facilities, so to be able to support them in any way we can is an honour and a privilege.”
Whilst we are only days away from the start of the Festival, the Herefordshire FA would like to thank those companies, charities and organisations who have shown support by either publicising the Festival or supporting on the day. Thank you to the following who have all been phenomenal in getting the message across Herefordshire; iDoEntertainments, Hereford United Supporters Trust (HUST), Sandys Food Bar, Hereford Help for Heroes, The Cart Shed, St Michaels Hospice, Hereford FC Radio, UITC, Herefordshire Samaritans, Hereford Volunteers (Army), The Hereford Times, Sunshine Radio and The HFA Youth Council.
HFA Football Development Officer Scott Russell said, “I would like to thank Matthew Andrews from SC Joseph Ltd and Martyn Rees from County Building Supplies who have generously sponsored the Festival. Their help will cover the costs to host the Festival, with the remainder of the money donated to Herefordshire Mind and a local Armed Forces Charity that deals with Mental Health. It’s an incredibly kind gesture and for that I am very grateful to them both. Also thank you to Shelagh Callahan who works for Service for Independent Living, who has agreed to sponsor the Festival Programme, another local company supporting the community of Herefordshire. Finally it’s great to have the Mayor of Hereford Kath Hey and Deputy Mayor Paul Stevens coming along for the day to officially open the Festival. It promises to be a really good day.”
If you’d like to support the day, please come down on Sunday 7th July between 10-4pm. Help create awareness about Mental Health and show people of Herefordshire that we are not on our own and there are friends, family, charities and the community that will listen and look to offer support. We want you to thrive not just survive.
For further information, please contact:
Football Development Officer (Disability, Inclusion & Recreation)