Southend’s footballing community unite to support, Mind

Earls Hall United Football Club played its part in ensuring sizable financial support for the Mental Health charity, Mind.

United – who run teams in the Southend Borough & District Football Combination and Veterans leagues, as well as the Southend & Basildon Sunday League – hosted The Farke Knight XI at the Victory Sports ground. The match raised more than £500 for Mind, who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The Railway Public House, Prittlewell, played a pivotal role in the effort through bucket collections in the bar as well as supporting the fixture. Meanwhile, The Farke Knight XI intend to stage regular fixtures to promote their work further.

Speaking to Yellow Sport after the match, Earls Hall boss, Ronnie Docherty, enthused: “It was a terrific effort from everyone involved – The Railway Pub – players and supporters – we are delighted to have been a part of it.

“Lee Clark from The Farke Knight XI has worked extremely hard and shown tremendous dedication and enthusiasm. No doubt we will be working together again soon, providing support to a worthy cause.”

Brian Jeeves

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