Premier League make donation to the BBC ‘Big Night In’.
Working with the BBC, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief the majority of the funding will be donated to NHS Charities Together to provide NHS staff and their families with crucial mental health services. The remaining funding will be distributed by BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief to charities providing vital services for those affected by Coronavirus.
The decision was taken by the Premier League to support NHS workers’ mental health following discussions with Government who view this as a critical area. This is one of several ways in which they are supporting mental wellbeing and they know that clubs are doing incredible work in this area.
Last weekend the Premier League began promoting the NHS #EveryMindMatters campaign which links to a wide range of resources which have been produced including a mind map tool. Coinciding with the news, the Premier League have launched a collection of resources on www.PremierLeague.com that will support fans to manage their mental health. The collection will be developed over the coming weeks to feature advice and guidance on areas such as exercise and nutrition.
Jamie Noble, Head of Community said “The togetherness and continued commitment shown by NHS staff is overwhelming. Rotherham United FC and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust would like to place on record, our thanks to the NHS staff that are continuing to support our county in this unprecedented time”.
If you would like to find out more information about the work Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are doing in the local community, please visit www.rucst.co.uk.