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How the Class of 92’s new mental health programme is helping Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable, The Manc

How the Class of 92’s new mental health programme is helping Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable

Foundation 92 has teamed up with Redstone Accountancy to launch a brand new football-focused fundraising initiative for the city.

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and now more than ever must we look after and provide support to those whose mental health deems them most vulnerable.

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There’s plenty of support and initiatives out there doing their best to provide help to those very people – and Foundation 92 is one of them here in Greater Manchester.

Foundation 92, the charitable foundation created by Greater Manchester’s ‘Class of 92’, has teamed up with Redstone Accountancy to launch a brand new football-focused fundraising initiative for the city.

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A corporate football tournament in August will culminate in a gala prize-giving and fundraising event at Hotel Football on September 10, with proceeds used to fund up to 3000 hours of free mental health counselling to Greater Manchester’s most vulnerable young people.

Class of '92 host kickabout for young school children | Manchester United
Manchester United Class of ’92 host kickabout for young school children // Manchester United

This month, ‘Our Goal’ will see eight Greater Manchester businesses compete in a friendly five-a-side tournament on the Heaven pitch at Hotel Football, overlooking Old Trafford. The winners will secure local bragging rights and a trophy presented by a Class of 92 representative at the gala dinner.

Only three tables remain unfilled for the September’s fundraising event, which will be attended by the Class of 92 and compered by Old Trafford’s celebrated stadium announcer, Alan Keegan. Irish band ‘Blessed’ will also travel from Ireland to entertain the audience.

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Foundation 92 is the official charitable partner of Salford City FC, owned and founded by the celebrated Class of 92. The foundation works with communities across Greater Manchester to promote sports & physical activity; health & wellbeing; education & employability and inclusion.  

Tom Hutton, Head of Foundation 92 said: “Sport, and football in particular, has a unique ability to bring people together and achieve amazing things. We’re so grateful to all the businesses who are taking part in Our Goal – helping us fund and deliver support to the city’s most vulnerable people.

Foundation 92 launched by the Class of 92 - Salford City Football Club
Salford City Foundation 92 launched by the Class of 92 // Salford City Football Club

“We are particularly looking forward to September’s fundraising event with the Class of 92, some fantastic entertainment and great prizes on offer. There’s still time for the Greater Manchester business community to join us on the night and make a real difference to local people’s lives.”

The first annual Our Goal tournament will see co-founders Redstone Accountancy face off against a diverse range of Salford and Manchester businesses, including: Roland Dransfield, OBI, Kuits, RoyleMac10, Hybrid, HSPG and a team from the tournament’s hosts – Hotel Football.

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Redstone Accountancy offers an array of individual & corporate accounting services, as well as providing business and tax advice to clients of all sizes.

Craig Watts, Managing Director of Redstone Accountancy said: “‘Our Goal’ is an annual event that brings together local Manchester-based businesses to raise funds for amazing causes.

“Our Goal’ this year, is to raise funds to help Foundation 92 provide 3000 hours of qualified counselling to Manchester’s most vulnerable individuals who are suffering with their mental health”

Local businesses wanting to support the fundraising event on September 10, by attending, sponsoring or donating prizes, should visit www.foundation92.co.uk/page/fundraising and register interest today.

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