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Trust announce Charity Gala Dinner

15 April 2016

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) announce Gala Dinner

RUCST are proud to announce they will be hosting a Charity Gala Dinner in partnership with Rotherham MIND, Treeton Terriers and Rotherham Harriers on 16th of July at the AESSEAL New York Stadium with special guests from Rotherham United and the world of entertainment.

In addition to the special guests the trust are delighted to announce former professional footballer Clarke Carlisle will be in attendance for after dinner speeches, Clarke launched The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis, Which aims to raise awareness levels about Dual Diagnosis, and funds for a purpose built treatment facility.

RUCST were ecstatic to hear Clarke had accepted the invite, his past life experiences around mental health and his suicide attempt in December 2014 will surely be beneficial and rewarding for everyone in attendance, it will also show no matter who you are and what profession you are from, it can affect anyone.

This fits perfectly with the partners involved in the Gala Dinner, Rotherham Mind have been providing community mental health support since 1977 and currently offers services to Adults in the community and Treeton Terriers Manager Damian Kitson, who has life experience around suffering from mental health issues is very passionate and committed to promoting good mental health and emotional well-being.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust launched their Sport England funded Mental Health project in September 2014, this is programme that aims to create sporting, training and volunteering opportunities for adults in Rotherham with mental health issues. The project brings a different element to the trusts work meaning they are able to explore different avenues within Rotherham and provide support for local people within the community which once were out of reach.

Clarke Carlisle said “I was once told that bravery is starting a conversation that makes a difference. Well, events like this are doing exactly that and I can’t wait to be a part of it”

“When Jamie contacted me I instantly checked my diary to make sure I was free. I’m looking forward to coming to Rotherham and the AESSEAL New York Stadium to share my experience and show others that openness is a positive step in their recovery and if I can support others to share their experiences”

“From speaking to Jamie, he has a great team of dedicated workers who support their players and community to seek help and provide sessions which enable them to play football and other sports to reduce the effects of their illnesses.”

Jamie Noble (Head of Community) Said “We are delighted to be hosting this fantastic event with our partners, we would like the night to be about openness and positivity which will hopefully breakdown barriers and challenge the stigma attached”

The Black Tie event including 3 course dinner, live music, Photo booth, Auction, Raffle and disco this is an opportunity to talk openly about Mental Illness, have some fun and fundraise at the same time.

How can you help?

Not only can you or your company purchase individual tickets or tables of 10 priced £40 per person or £350 for a table of 10 (prices may be subject to a small booking fee), we also have a selected number of sponsorship opportunities for your company to get further involved:

 Headline Sponsor – includes a table of 10 and full focus of your business supporting this event on the evening and within media releases included social media. You will also receive acknowledgment on the Rotherham United website and a framed Rotherham United shirt presented on the evening.

 Associate Sponsor – includes a table of 10 and an opportunity to share your company details in the event programme and display company details in the event room on the night.

If you aren’t able to be with us on the night and would like to support in a different way, we have both a raffle and an auction which you can donate prizes to make the event an even bigger success.

If you aren’t able to be with us on the night and would like to support in a different way, we have both a raffle and an auction which you can donate prizes to make the event an even bigger success,

If you would like to book your place or require more information please contact Jamie Noble on 01709 827767 /

Online bookings available from Monday 18th April.

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