Football Charity Match to help raise awareness of mental health

Two Thornaby brothers have come together to host a charity football match in aid of local mental health charity, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.

Steven Crosby 31 and Michael Crosby 24, organised the match in loving memory of their father David Crosby who sadly took his own life last year.

The match is being played on Sunday 14th July at Stockton Town Football Club, Bishopton Road West, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 0QD. Kick off, between the Crosby’s Riverside Angels and Eaglescliffe Football Club, will be at 10.30am and everyone is invited. Entry is free.

On the day there will be live music, refreshments, tombola and a raffle draw with the proceeds all going to Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind - a charity that provides a range of mental health support services within the Teesside area.

Avid Middlesbrough Football Club fans, Steven and Michael hope the event will highlight the impact that mental health difficulties can have on individuals and their families, and how important it is to get help when you are struggling.

Steven said: “My dad suffered with depression and I’ve experienced mental health issues too.

“I just want people to know that I’ve been there and I went and got help so I know that you can get through it.

“I’d like to thank my nanna. She’s played a big part in organising this event. She’s also a big Boro fan and will be coming along on the day to support us all.”

Steven and his family recently contacted Heads Together, a campaign coordinated by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sussex and received a response thanking them for their efforts and support in raising awareness of mental health.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Steven, please contact Simone McNeill on 01642 257034 or

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