Cambridge City going yellow for charity CPSL Mind in FA Trophy home clash with Market Drayton
Cambridge City will play in a one-off yellow kit in their home FA Trophy match this Sunday (October 13) to mark their link up with Mind.
The Lilywhites face Market Drayton, kick off 3pm, at Histon’s Bridge Road ground, and the switch to yellow shirts for the game is part of the support for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) – the club and supporters’ trust charity partner this year.
Zoe Doherty, fundraiser for CPSL Mind, said: “We are delighted that Cambridge City Football club are supporting their local mental health charity.
“Every year we help thousands of local people in their recovery from mental health challenges. It is brilliant the club are encouraging more people to talk about their mental health, and we look forward to working with them over the coming season.
“A huge thank you to the club, the supporters’ trust and the players for all their support.”
The yellow kit recognises the colour being the main branding of mental health charity Mind, and the shirts have been provided by ProKit and will be auctioned after the match to raise money for the charity.
Supporters’ trust chairman Steve Plumb said: “We are proud to be supporting CPSL Mind this season. With the match taking place on a Sunday, it would be great to get a larger than normal crowd to the game so we can raise some decent money for the charity from the post-match auction.”
The fixture is the nearest match to World Mental Health Day which takes place on October 10, and City’s link withMind comes as the Football Association and the mental health charity, Heads Together, which has Mind as one of its partners, has teamed up to run a season-long campaign called #Headsup.
City warmed up for the game against Market Drayton with a 13-1 win over Wisbech St Mary in the Cambs Invitation Cup.
Ryan Sharman scored four, Arel Amu and Matt Sparrow bagged braces and Andy Palmer, Jordan Gent, Joel Gyasi, Seb Simpson, and Isaac Maynard got one apiece.