Leading Premiership club Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to announce their season long support of Mental Health charity, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind.
The club will carry the charity’s logo on the front of its home and away shirt, advertising on its website and in its match day programme. In addition to this the club will support fund raising initiatives via collections and through the provision of free international tickets for use by Mind locally. Finally, the club will also provide a number of free season tickets for use by the charity.
Sheree Williams (representing Mind) was delighted when approached by the Steelmen with the idea of promoting the charity’s work in the community.
“The mission for Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind is to campaign to improve service, raise awareness and promote education and understanding of mental health and wellbeing with a particular emphasis on men’s mental health. The statistics on male suicide are deeply concerning both nationally and within our local communities. The involvement of a high profile rugby club will assist us in our mission and we are looking forward to a successful partnership with Ebbw Vale RFC in the coming season.“
Jon Jones Chairman of Ebbw Vale RFC commented,
“When the opportunity arose for us to support a local charity, the aim was to look for an organisation that would benefit from raising awareness within our community. We felt that Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind needed this, to support the valuable work it does. Male mental health still has a stigma and machismo attached to it that often prevents a person seeking the help they need. If we can help remove these issues and raise awareness in the coming year, it will be as significant as anything we achieve on the field of play. We look forward to working with the charity in the coming months.”
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