The club is delighted to announce that Teesside Hospice and Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind are our official charity partners for the 2018/19 season.
The partnerships will see the club work closely with both organisations to create awareness and assist with fund-raising opportunities during the course of the season.
George Friend, Jonny Howson, Britt Assombalonga, and Grant Leadbitter welcomed the two charities to Rockliffe Park on Monday to officially launch the partnerships.
They were also joined by the club’s CFO David Joyes and he said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with two charities who play such a vital role in our area. By joining forces, hopefully we can really increase awareness of the great work that they do and the help and support they provide for local people.”
Debbie Coulson from Teesside Hospice said: “Similar to our charity Middlesbrough Football Club holds a special place in peoples hearts, and it’s something they are passionate about. We have the same values and see this as a perfect partnership.”
Emma Howitt of Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind said: ”This is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of our charity. It’s important to us that people are talking about mental health, and this is an opportunity to reach out to people that may not know of us.”
The partnerships also come at a time when Teesside Hospice and Mind will be working closely together on different projects.
Last season, the club partnered with the RNLI at Redcar when fundraising efforts at the Riverside raised enough to fuel the lifeboats for a year.