The EFL, Lincoln City FC and Lincoln City Foundation will once again come together with charity partner, Mind, to collectively mark Saturday's World Mental Health Day.
With Mind’s latest research revealing that more than 60% of adults and over two-thirds of young people (68%) felt their mental health deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, encouraging conversations around our own mental health and that of others has never been more important.
Mind’s ‘do one thing’ campaign aims to inspire people to make one small change or take one action to look after their mental health. As part of the campaign, EFL Clubs will play their part and ‘do one thing’ to say thank you to someone deserving within their local communities.
The Lincoln City family are no exception and have their very own activities planned for the day. Tomorrow they are opening nominations to give fans the opportunity to #DoOneThing for a friend in need and nominate them for a surprise personalised message from a First-Team Player. Fans are encouraged to visit www.lincolncityfoundation.co.uk/do-one-thing and nominate someone who’s day might get a little brighter with a message of support.
People can also nominate their workplace for a surprise player visit, which could be a great morale boost for that deserving team. To submit your nomination click HERE.
Nominations open on Saturday 10th October and close on Saturday 17th October.
Earlier this week Lincoln City Foundation also surprised one of their participants, Malcolm, with a surprise visit from Harry Anderson. Malcolm is a life-long Imps fan and even worked at the club several years back as a steward. He was thrilled to see a 2020 first-team player on his doorstep to talk about football with, and Harry Anderson delighted in listening to Malcolm’s stories about the past. The surprise was a great success and is certainly an experience that Malcolm will be talking about for a long while.
Malcolm had this to say about the experience: “I've been an Imps fan since I was 4 years old, and I worked as a steward in the car park for several years. Having Harry visit me has really made my day.”