Borderville Sports Centre, Stamford, will host a charity football match for Lincolnshire charity NHS and mental health charity MANUP

The teams will face off on Friday for a special soccer game to raise money for two health charities.

Bordervillarreal FC take on Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) FC at the Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford (kick-off 7.45pm).

Players will pay a small fee to cover match costs, and the rest will be split between the Lincolnshire NHS Charity and MANUP, a men’s mental health charity that breaks the stigma by encouraging openness.

Match will help raise money for two health charities

Admission is free, but donations would be welcome from spectators.

LCHS FC player-manager Kubi Addison, head of business development and planning at LCHS, said: “We are really excited to play against Bordervillarreal FC and are really proud to bring MANUP to the world.

“What charities like MANUP promote and pursue means a lot to some of the players in this game and to me personally.

“I am grateful to be part of a great team and look forward to continuing to raise funds which can be used to support the health and wellbeing of our NHS staff.”

Bordervillareal FC was established a year ago but has grown rapidly.

Dan Dring, club captain and deputy director of innovation at LCHS, said: “We now have around 30 people, many of whom didn’t know more than one or two others in the group at this time last year.

“Our group promotes openness and diversity and we appreciate the fact that we all face pressures.

“While football gives us a physical outlet, it’s no surprise that the group has provided a support network to share what we think, get people talking and, most importantly, listen.

“We are hosting this football game to raise money for two remarkable charities very close to me personally and to raise awareness of the amazing things they are doing. So if you can, please support us.

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