East Living FC which supports football lovers with mental health problems was given £1,700 towards its expenses after a charity tournament in Newham

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A football tournament has raised £1,700 for players with mental health needs.

This weekend East Living FC was joined by three teams of young people from across east London, as well as teams representing businesses including Newbury Radio and Waltham Forest Community Constabulary.

Adults with disabilities in east London who love a kick around are supported by charity East Living FC.

The football club set up in 2009 with the motto ‘tackling stigma, creating goals’ aims to challenge the stigma of mental illness.

The team is self-funded and carries out a number of fundraising activities to pay for kit, transport and other costs.

A charity tournament played in the sweltering sunshine in Newham was a huge success.

Funds raised from the tournament will help the team pay for essentials such as kit and transport, without which the club couldn’t function.

East Thames matched the winning team’s sponsorship, contributing £250 to the total.


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