Carmarthen Athletic Hockey is a club with over a hundred members from the ages 8 and above. We welcome all individuals into our hockey family; no experience or knowledge needed. Our journey to team up with Mind Cymru began when we held our first fundraiser. Initially, our event was meant to benefit only our club and our members, however, we wanted to take this opportunity to help others.
The feeling we had after donating money to Mind Cymru in 2018, was something words could not express. The money we had raised could help change a life and provide that all important help and care so desperately needed. By selecting a charity each season, we are going to help more people in need and helping spread awareness, not only in our club, but also the wider community. That’s when our perspective changed and the clubs committee gathered and discussed the idea of setting up a new scheme.
This scheme was put forward and developed by two of our volunteers, Megan Henry and Laura Massocchi. Megan and Laura volunteer for our club working and developing our social media, marketing opportunities, social events and now fundraising. Together, they formed the idea that during each hockey season (September to April) the club will choose a campaign and a corresponding charity to spread awareness within the club, local community and hopefully further.
Laura Massocchi went on to talk about their club fundraisers:
It is small events like these with the support of our members, friends, family and local community that keep charities such as Mind Cymru going. We chose Mind Cymru to start our new scheme of campaigning for charities because we believe in the work they do. Likewise, we want to help our hockey members be more aware of the illness that is mental health as well as our local community; whilst providing funds to help the charity grow and further help others. We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support to our club during our events. We plan on continuing the campaign to reduce the stigma that is behind mental health and hopefully raise awareness so mental health problems within our society, can be significantly reduced.
Read about the full scheme HERE
If you’d like to support the club’s charity events or to find out more about us, please keep an eye out for any information updates on our social media pages:
- Twitter – @Carmshockeyclub
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