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Team up with Mind

We have been working in partnership with the English Football League to raise awareness of mental health, and we need your support now more than ever.

You can join us by planning your football fundraising activity today. It can be anything from our list of football-related activities listed below or even an activity you have thought up yourself. Whatever it is, we can support you every step of the Wembley way.

We are here to support you, however you decide to fundraise for Mind. So if you’re planning your fundraising activity, we’d love to hear from you. We have come up with lots of ways you can get involved, so be sure to look at our suggestions below, which will help you get the ball rolling.

Make sure you register your event with us once you’ve got your fundraising activity lined up and ready to go. By doing this, you’ll receive bespoke support from a member of Mind’s Community & Events Team, and they will be able to provide the right kind of resources for your fundraising. Click on the link ‘Register your event’ below.

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Play on with these fundraising ideas

Do a sponsored walk

We’re not suggesting you walk the 300 miles from Carlisle United to Colchester United! But if your local EFL Football Club is close enough to embark on a sponsored walk (or just a regular walk!), then why not raise money for Mind by racking up those miles to London Road or Bloomfield Road. If you’re able to meet with a friend (in line with COVID-19 guidance), you could swap your football boots for your walking boots and take on the challenge together.

Host your won virtual Match Day from home

Why not put on a virtual matchday get together for friends and family. You can also use our Commentator Bingo resource to get friends to ‘Pay to Play’. See who gets a full house first and then you can donate the takings to Mind.

Or perhaps you could hold a sweepstake for the scorers from your chosen game? How many corners will be had or who is most likely to be sent off during the first 45 minutes? Take a small (or large!) donation for each prediction with the money going to Mind. Whether your team wins, loses or draws, your donations will help us be there for everyone who needs us. 

Matchday donation 

If you’re usually a match-going fan and have found that you’ve been saving cash by not buying your pre-match programme and pie, you could make a matchday donation to Mind. We’ll send you a card collection box to collect your match day donations, and whatever your matchday routine is, your donations will make a difference for our vital mental health services. Make your matchday donations to Mind part of your new ritual. We know how superstitious you football fans are!

Organise a 5-a-side tournament or match

Why not arrange a fun five-a-side football tournament? You can donate each team’s entrance fee to us here. We’ve even created your very own team sheet to help you for the big game 

Hold your own episode of A Question of Sport

Quizzing with friends and family is a great way to get together online. It also can be an opportunity to remind your friends just how knowledgeable you are when it comes to all things football. You can be Quiz Master, invite your teammates, friends and family and ask them to donate to Mind as part of the quiz fee! Not sure where to start with the questions? Fear not, we've got that covered too. Click here for 11 footy related questions to get your quiz going. 

Got another idea?

If you have your football-related idea for your fundraising event, we would still like to support you in any way we can. Let us know by registering your event, or if it's easier, you can email us at [email protected].

Badge of honour

Whatever fundraising you are doing, if it's football related, we want to know. Tell us about your fundraising, why you're doing it, and we'll be here to offer you support and resources. If you raise £100, not only will we send you a Mind & EFL pin badge, but you'll also be in with a chance to win a code for Football Manager 2021...Back of the net!

Email: [email protected]

Mind and EFL

The first two years of the Mind and EFL partnership have seen some great results that demonstrate the positive impact. Take a look at this video to see our ‘Mind 11’ highlights. 

Be part of the movement by fundraising with football this season. Drop us an email at [email protected] to get involved.

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