Ryan Chapman Cup 2018

Coastal West Sussex Mind team at Ryan Chapman Cup 2018

Coastal West Sussex Mind at the Ryan Chapman Cup 2018

Volunteers, service users, staff and trustees from Coastal West Sussex Mind had a brilliant day at the Ryan Chapman Cup Football Tournament and Family Day 2018.

The event, now in its sixth year, is in memory of a young father from Worthing who died in 2013. He had mental health issues and his family choose to support Coastal West Sussex Mind through donating all proceeds to our local mental health charity.

On the day, our volunteers sold raffle tickets as well as Ryan Chapman Cup T-shirts and sunglasses. We also had a stall at the side of the pitch with plenty of information about mental health. During the day, we spoke with lots of the football teams, families and friends about mental health. Businesses from Worthing and other local organisations put in teams to compete in the six-a-side tournament.

Communications and community fundraising manager Debbie Watkins said: "It was a great opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and we are very grateful to Ryan's family for putting on the cup in memory of Ryan as a fundraiser for us. We rely on fundraising and donations for much of our work supporting local young people, adults and families, and for our anti-stigma work in which we campaign to challenge attitudes about mental health. This all means that events like this are very important to us."

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