Graham’s Day Charity to raise money for the Samaritans

For the fourth year running the charity Graham’s Day event will be held to promote awareness around mental health and to raise money for the Scunthorpe Samaritans.

The annual fundraiser event will be held on Monday 6 May 2019 at Brumby Hall, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe. It will start at 10am until 4pm and will include a football tournament between The Bennetts VS Great Oaks kicking off at 2pm.

The event is held in memory of Graham McCellan, who passed away in 2015. He worked for Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) at Great Oaks in Scunthorpe and he was said to be a great friend and team mate who touched the lives of many people, and he also had a great passion for football.

Aswell as the football tournament the day includes a variety of stalls, food and lots of fun for all the family.

Peer Support Worker Pete Lambert, who works for RDaSH said: “The aim of the day is to raise awareness around mental health and to encourage people to reach out and talk about their own mental health. We want to bring people together and deal with the stigma and discriminations around mental health.

Since running Graham’s Day I have noticed my own team talking and opening up more about their mental health so I am happy that so far it’s had the desired effect. I hope that once again everyone will come along and support us. It’s a great day out and the proceeds raised will go to Scunthorpe’s Samaritans.”

To have a stall on the day or become a sponsor you can contact Pete Lambert on peterlambert9@gmail.com