Lewes FC’s players will wear warm-up T-shirts in support of suicide prevention charity If U Care Share, ahead of our clash with Sheffield United on Sunday.
September is World Suicide Prevention Month, and If U Care Share is a charity that helps people who are going through crises in their lives, or who have suffered a loss.
Our summer signing Amber-Keegan Stobbs is an ambassador for the charity, and the players were meant to wear the T-shirts before the postponed Blackburn game earlier this month.
Now they will don the T-shirts during the warm-up at the Dripping Pan on Sunday.
If U Care Share was started in 2005 by brother’s Matthew (age 10) Ben (age five) and cousin Sarah (age 12) after Daniel sadly took his own life at the age of 19.
“The work they do is amazing, their aim is to spread awareness and support, to prevent anyone feeling the pain their family felt when they lost Daniel,” says Amber.
“I’m beyond proud to be an ambassador for them and work with them to fundraise, spread awareness and I have hosted workshops with WSL Academies and youth football teams.
“Mental Health is my biggest passion and after sharing my own story in 2020, I promised myself that I’d work to make a difference in this world. That’s why I’m so grateful to be part of If U Care Share.”
If you are worried about something, talk to If U Care Share’s trained volunteers with a free, confidential and 24/7 text service. Text IUCS to 85258. Fans can also donate to If U Care Share, either with a one-off donation or a direct debit. They are also selling their Inside Out T-shirts online.