Former Clarets Striker Promoting CALM Charity

Marvin Sordell Promoting Mental Health Charity

Former Clarets striker and current Burton Albion forward Marvin Sordell is joining forces with Shrewsbury Town defender Omar Beckles to help raise awareness of mental health issues and how to deal with them ahead of tomorrow’s game between Burton Albion and Shrewsbury Town.

Marvin is an ambassador for the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) which is a registered charity based in England. It was launched in March 2006 as a campaign aimed at bringing the suicide rate down among men. To help support the initiative, both sets of players will wear CALM t-shirts in the pre-match warm-up.

There will be coasters to go in bar areas and wristbands will be available in the Club Shop ahead of the game for a minimum donation of £1 – all proceeds will be split between the Hub 365 Foundation and CALM. Marvin Sordell said, “As an Ambassador for CALM I am delighted to work with Omar and to able to raise awareness to a cause that is close to both of our hearts.  CALM, Campaign Against Living Miserably is leading a movement against suicide the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

As well as providing a free anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat which are open every day, 5pm-midnight, CALM works with the whole of society to change a culture that can often prevent men from seeking support when they need it. Find out more at http://www.thecalmzone.net.

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