Wellingborough mental health charity We Mind & Kelly Matters gets a boost as former England and Arsenal captain backs BK8 donation

Thousands of pounds have been donated to a Wellingborough charity supporting mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

Online gaming company BK8 has pledged money to the We Mind & Kelly Matters charity to support its vital work.

As part of its ongoing campaign to help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues, the company has donated a further £2,500 which will help the charity continue its vital work.

BK8’s previous donation made last year to We Mind & Kelly Matters. Pictured, L-R: BK8 European Managing Director Michael Gatt with We Mind & Kelly Matters Patron Kelly Smith and We Mind & Kelly Matters Amy Hewitt.

We Mind & Kelly Matters was formed in 2019 after Wellingborough wife Kelly Hewitt died by suicide

Kelly’s sister, Amy Hewitt, said: “We are thrilled to receive another incredible donation from BK8. This money will help make such a difference in the lives of so many people.

“It is extremely important to be able to offer immediate access to professional counselors for those who need urgent help and support. This latest donation will help save lives and allow the charity to continue helping many more people and their families. It’s fantastic to have the continued support of BK8.

This month, fundraisers for We Mind & Kelly Matters used pedal power to successfully complete a monumental charity cycling challenge called “Loneliest Road”, covering thousands of miles across Europe and the United States. United.

The cycling challenge ended on World Mental Health Day in October, following a mammoth ride across America to raise awareness and funds for the charity.

We Mind & Kelly Matters patron, former England soccer striker and BK8 ambassador Kelly Smith, welcomed the news of the donation.

She said: “It’s fantastic to see BK8 continue to provide such incredible support to the charity, which I have the privilege and honor of being patron of.

“I’m a huge advocate for mental health awareness, I’ve had challenges in the past and found strength in being able to share my struggles with someone, it’s so important to talk and reach out reach out to people if you are feeling down or depressed. It’s time we started taking our mental health as seriously as we take our physical health.

It is estimated that around 7,000 people in the UK take their own lives each year and We Mind & Kelly Matters works to help those most in need in a variety of ways.

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The latest cash increase will help fund counseling sessions. A previous donation of £15,000 enabled We Mind & Kelly Matters to set up a vital live chat service, enabling anyone with mental health issues to speak to a professionally trained counsellor.

Recently announced BK8 ambassador, former England and Arsenal captain Faye White added: “It’s amazing that BK8 is able to provide so much support for all the fantastic work that We Mind & Kelly Matters does. This latest donation is just one of the ways BK8 helps many community charities, which provide lifesaving help to so many people in so many ways.

Michael Gatt, European Managing Director of BK8, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue our support of We Mind & Kelly Matters; the work done by the charity is incredibly important and impacts so many lives. »

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