Mental health charity Mind is to benefit from an inaugural charity football tournament taking place this summer, featuring Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
The three premier league clubs will face each other in a series of pre-seasons friendlies in august ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Funds raised will be split between Mind each club’s charitable foundations to support mental health projects in their areas.
“We’re delighted that Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have come together to back Mind’s work through the Mind Series,” said Mind chief executive Paul Farmer.
“We know from our work in the sector, including our charity partnership with the EFL, that football has the power to create real change, not least around mental health.
“The platform that these three huge clubs can provide us with will allow us to get our message out to thousands more people that they have somewhere to turn when they need support.
“The Mind Series is not only a brilliant way to raise awareness about mental health, it will also provide vital funding for our services at a time when more people than ever need Mind’s help.”
We’re thrilled @SpursOfficial, @ChelseaFC and @Arsenal are coming together to support better mental health with a series of pre-season friendlies this August in aid of Mind ⚽️— Mind (@MindCharity) June 23, 2021
Watch this space for more info on tickets and where to watch.
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel added: “Knowing the games will benefit charities as important as Mind and our own Foundation adds much value to the series. It is super important that looking after mental health is highlighted at this time in history.”
Further details around ticketing and permitted attendances and how people can watch at home will be announced in the coming weeks.