We would like to thank everyone who attended games at The Mind Series or bought live streams to watch them, with a fantastic total of £228,064.08 raised for the mental health charity by Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham supporters.
The three London clubs played one other as part of preparations for the 2021/22 campaign and to support better mental health, with each stadium hosting one fixture. A percentage of proceeds raised from ticket sales and the purchase of live streams have now been donated to Mind and the respective club Foundations, with the UK’s leading mental health charity receiving over a quarter-of-a-million pounds.
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said: 'We have been overwhelmed by the level of support shown by the fans, players and staff alike over the course of The Mind Series.
'We know how powerful a platform football can be to create change and having the backing of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to help us put a spotlight on mental health has been invaluable. Alongside the awareness raised, the Series has also surpassed all our expectations in the amount of funds it has raised for our vital local and national services.
'At a national level, funds raised will help support our Infoline and other advice services which have been inundated with enquiries since the pandemic began. At a local level, proceeds from The Mind Series will help support the work of Mind in Haringey, Islington Mind, as well as Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind, to support the mental health of local communities in partnership with the clubs’ respective Foundations. We would like to thank the fans once again for their generous support and say that, whoever you support, Mind is here to support you.'
There was some brilliant action to enjoy on the pitch and some truly great work done off it for such a worthwhile cause, so a huge thank you for your support this summer.