UCL MEN’S FOOTBALL CLUB RAISES OVER £17K FOR CHARITY IN PAST TWO MONTHS
In November, Louis Carr, a first year student and player of UCL Men’s Football Club set up a fundraising page for the Movember foundation. He explained that he had been suffering from depression and anxiety and wanted to help those with similar issues. Following this, he tragically took his own life on November 23rd. The fundraiser page reached £12,199 after his death with overwhelming support from the public.
In the Past two months, the club have raised a total of £17,888 for charity by taking part in Movember and raised £1,692 by completing a 10K run on the 2nd December. The club have continued to raise money in memory of Louis and the cause for combating mental health issues.
UCLFC released a statement:
“Louis’ kindness and humour made a huge impact on us all, and he will never be forgotten.
His passing reiterates the importance of mental health, and we will make it our absolute priority to tackle this growing problem and honour Louis’ memory in the best way we can.”
The club are planning to host a mental health week in January. This will include two fundraising events, a pub quiz and a football tournament, as well as an evening of talks by members who have experienced mental health difficulties and an expert from a local charity"
In the New Year we are going to be running two Workshops; Mental health awareness and Mental health and well-being so be sure to look out for these when the dates are released to register.
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