SUFFOLK Mind chosen by Bramford United for the Suffolk Champions Charity Shield.
Stowupland Falcons, winners of the 2020-21 Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup, face McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup winners Bramford United in the Suffolk Champions Charity Shield match at Needham Market FC on Friday, July 16th, kick-off 7.30pm.
Anyone purchasing a ticket online for the match will be supporting the charity of their choice.
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Kristina Brinkley, who is PR & Digital Marketing Co-ordinator and has worked for the charity for the past three-and-a-half years, explains the charity’s work.
First of all tell us about the work undertaken by your charity?
One in four of us will experience poor mental health each year. Suffolk Mind’s mission is to make Suffolk the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental health.
Suffolk Mind is an independent mental health charity providing mental health support to the local community. They offer services including counselling, telephone support, Workplace Wellbeing, primary school programmes and much more.
Where is your charity based?
Our services support people across Suffolk. Our Head office is in Felixstowe.
How many people work for your charity – full-time staff, if any, and also the number of volunteers?
We have 117 people working at Suffolk Mind and we have 67 volunteers.
How long has the charity been in existence?
Ten years. The independent mental health charity became Suffolk Mind in 2010 through the merger of East Suffolk and West Suffolk Mind.
Do you know how many people you have supported in that time?
We have supported thousands of people across Suffolk.
Can you say how many people you help each year?
We support thousands of people across Suffolk each year.
Have you linked with Bramford United FC in the past?
Not that I am aware of.
How will being the club’s chosen charity help you?
At Suffolk Mind, our mission is to make Suffolk the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental health. Support from organisations through fundraising and awareness raising helps us to work towards achieving this mission and enables us to provide more support for our local community.
We run services that are helping people right now such as counselling and support over the phone day and night and we are constantly developing new services, training and resources in order to improve people’s lives in practical ways.
Support from organisations enables us to develop new services and ensures we are here now and into the future to continue to provide this vital mental health support.
If anyone wishes to find out more about your charity where can they do so?
They can visit our website: www.suffolkmind.org.uk to find out more about Suffolk Mind.
Finally, if anyone wishes to help support your charity who should they contact and how?
Lizzy Tuthill, our Community Fundraising and Future Gifts Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org