Trust joins Barnsley FC to help our heroes


The recovery and wellbeing team in Barnsley joined forces with Barnsley Football Club to hold a football fun day in support of Help for Heroes and raised £450.

Barnsley FC hosted the event at their astroturf facility, while the recovery team, which is provided by the Trust, ran a range of activities including a 7-a-side football tournament.

The tournament was made up of service users teams from across the Trust as well as local businesses who were invited to take part. As well as those participating local people came along to show their support and enjoyed other fundraising activities such as a tombola and bouncy castle.

Proceedings got underway with Barnsley player Bobby Hassell officially opening the event. He was also on hand for autograph signing in aid of Help for Heroes.

Hannah Geal, the Trust’s recovery and wellbeing sports lead in Barnsley said, "Sport and exercise are excellent ways to help look after both your physical and mental wellbeing. This event was a great was to raise awareness of mental health at the same time as raising money for such a worthwhile charity. Football helps service users on their road to recovery by providing a focus as well as increasing motivation and giving them an opportunity to be part of something positive."

Trust joins Barnsley FC to help our heroes

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