Cambridge City announce Mind as charity partners
Mental health charity Mind has been named as the official charity partner of Cambridge City Football Club and Supporters’ Trust this season.
The Lilywhites have announced that in their home FA Trophy match against Market Drayton on Sunday, October 13, they will be wearing a one-off yellow kit to show their commitment to supporting mental health awareness.
The fixture is the nearest match to World Mental Health Day, on October 10, and the kit, which is being provided by ProKit, will be auctioned after the game to raise money for Mind.
The charity provides advice and support to those experiencing mental health problems, and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.
This season, the FA and Heads Together, which has Mind as one of its partners, have teamed up to run the #Headsup campaign.
Supporters Trust chairman Steve Plumb said: “We are proud to be supporting Mind this season. Just like our football team we all go through good times and bad and therefore we hope to change the conversation and tackle the stigma around mental health.”
On the pitch, Robbie Nightingale has added two players to the City squad.
He has brought in striker Scott Joseph on dual registration from Bedford Town. And defender Derek Ubah has also arrived from the Eagles, but on a one-month loan.
It comes after a 3-1 defeat for City at Felixstowe & Walton United in Isthmian League, North Division last Saturday.
Matt Sparrow had given the Lilywhites thea lead in the first half, but Nicholas Ingram equalised for the hosts from the spot just before half time.
Jordan Matthews and Daniel Davis scored within two second-half minutes to seal the win.
City suffered a 2-0 defeat at Soham Town Rangers on Tuesday night.
They fell behind to Toby Andrews’ goal after 19 minutes.
The hosts doubled their lead through a Matty Allan penalty in the 78th minute. City’s woes were compounded by a late red card for Lewis Rolfe.
The Lilywhites’ team included Jordan Gent, who has returned from Biggleswade Town.