A group of Gordon Moody employee’s, service users, and ex-service users came together in early July to take part in a 5-a-side football event called The Moody Cup to raise money for Mind.
The inspiration for the event was the recent forming of a 5-a-side team at our Dudley treatment centre. Gordon Moody FC have had a mixed bag of results but forming the team has helped them bond, increase their fitness, and they get to share their experiences of being in treatment at Gordon Moody with other teams.
The success story of Gordon Moody FC prompted the wider Gordon Moody team to want to get in on the action and raise funds for a good cause – and The Moody Cup was born.
For full details of the day, please head over to our blog where you will find a match-by-match analysis, more photos, and quotes from participants. But, drumroll please, the winners were … More Than Goody FC – a team from our Dudley Treatment Centre. They won 8-5 in the final against Jackson 5-a-side, a team from head office.
Whilst we have raised over £200 already, you can still donate via the Just Giving page. All donations are welcome, and 100% of the donations go towards Mind and will help them provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
There are strong links between gambling addiction and mental health and we are proud to support this wonderful charity.