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Heartfelt Goals: Andover Mind Benefits as Kick Out The Stigma – Andover Scores £1050

In a remarkable display of community spirit and determination, the members of Kick Out The Stigma – Andover recently achieved an outstanding feat by raising an impressive £1050 for Andover Mind. This local football group, driven by a passion for both the sport and mental health advocacy, set out on a mission to make a positive impact, and they not only met but exceeded their fundraising target of £1,000.

The group’s elation was evident as they celebrated the success of their four-month-long fundraising campaign. “We smashed it; our target was £1k, and we went over. Couldn’t be more proud of the group hitting a whopping £1050 for Andover Mind in 4 months of running. Thank you, everyone, for supporting us to make this happen. You’re all amazing,” shared one of the group organizers.

The culmination of their efforts was marked by a heart-warming visit to the Andover Wellbeing Centre, where key figures of Kick Out The Stigma – Andover, including Mike Ford, Marc James, Robbie Husk, and Justin Hudgell, presented Andover Mind with a symbolic cheque representing the funds raised. The atmosphere was charged with gratitude and accomplishment as the group handed over the substantial donation, acknowledging the importance of mental health awareness and support in the community.

Kick Out The Stigma – Andover has been a beacon of hope and unity, fostering a space where people can come together not only to enjoy football but also to engage in open conversations about mental health. Over the course of the four months, the weekly football group served as a platform for raising awareness and funds, demonstrating that sports can play a vital role in promoting mental well-being.

Special recognition was extended to the sponsors who played a pivotal role in supporting the group’s cause. S-CRAFT Plantation Shutters and M A VANS were acknowledged for their generous contributions, as well as Kick_Start_FC for participating in a special Christmas match that further fuelled the fundraising efforts.

The success of Kick Out The Stigma – Andover serves as an inspiration to communities everywhere, illustrating the positive impact that a dedicated group can have when working towards a shared goal. The group’s commitment to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and creating a supportive environment is a testament to the power of grassroots initiatives in making a real difference in people’s lives.

As Kick Out The Stigma – Andover continues to kick goals both on and off the field, their recent achievement stands as a shining example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together with a common purpose and passion for making a positive impact.