Cambridge United have today opened a blind auction for a U’s shirt signed by none other than England Manager Gareth Southgate, with the proceeds being donated towards Cambridge United’s own Mental Health projects.
Having recently visited the Abbey Stadium for the filming of BBC One programme ‘A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health’, the England boss very kindly signed a 2018/19 Cambridge United home shirt to help raise funds for the U’s own mental health initiatives being delivered through the Community Trust.
Southgate was joined the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Crouch, Danny Rose, Thierry Henry and Jermaine Jenas for a truly revealing discussion on issues from depression and racism to career-ending injury and emotional pressures - all to try to make a difference to the way men talk about mental health.
The programme - Filmed at the Abbey Stadium due to Cambridge United’s pioneering work on what it means to be a mentally healthy football club - aired on Sunday evening on BBC One but can be watched now on catch up via BBC Iplayer.
The Community Trust are currently reviewing the action plan set out last year to make further positive steps towards being a leading professional football club when it comes to the topic of mental health. The proceeds from the winning bid will go towards allowing the Trust to expand their work in this increasingly important area.
HOW TO BID
In order to make a bid in the blind auction for the shirt, please email your full name, a contact telephone number and the amount you wish to bid to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The auction will be open until Friday 7th June.
*Framing of shirt optional for winning bidder