Charity Football Match raises £1,500 for local mental health charities

The annual staff match, held at Bitton Football Club, kicked off with the Reds anticipating victory but the Blues swiftly stole the show, smashing the Reds 5 -2. With impressive goals from engineers Leon Fletcher, George Lear, Connor Millward and Tom Hodge, it’s safe to say it was a pretty competitive game!

The real winner of the match though was local partnership initiative, B Strong U Belong. Founded in 2016, in memory of Pete Davies, the initiative raises funds for two local mental health charities ‘Off the Record’ and ‘Second Step’, as well as increasing everyone’s awareness of mental health issues.

The Gregor team managed to raise an whopping £1,500 at the event via collection buckets, a raffle and we also auctioned off VIP tickets to watch the match from a prime position with a bottle of bubbly.

Inspired by the story of the B Strong U Belong team, the whole company – football differences aside – know that it’s really important for us to support this vital, local cause.

Major depression is a rapidly growing issue in the UK, in both men and women, but there remains a stigma around it and a reluctance to talk about it. B Strong U Belong aim to tackle that stigma, raise awareness and offer support to those in the local community who need it most.

To find out more about the initiative head over to their Facebook and Twitter pages @BStrongUBelong. If you’re interested in finding out if Gregor Heating can support your local cause, head over to our #GregorGiving page.