The club fundraised through the pandemic by posting an incredible 100 exercise videos which raised £1000. The money has been split donating equipment to the junior section of Chepstow Rugby Club and £500 has been donated to Mind Monmouthshire.
Matthew Pritchard, Business Development for Mind Monmouthshire said
“Thank you to everyone who donated and fundraised, this money really helps us as a local charity to continue and develop services. Through working with the club, we hope to reach out and connect with people who may need our support, along with providing individuals we already support with opportunities to get involved too. We are excited about this new partnership. We know physical activity is good for the body and mind, so if you’re over 40 and wish to have a go at touch rugby contact the club. They put fun first and you don’t have to of played any sport before too”
Nick Pearce, Chepstow Gold
"We are delighted to be supporting Mind Monmouthshire who provide vital mental health and wellbeing services in the locality. The pandemic has put an enormous amount of pressure on many in society with uncertainty and social restrictions taking people to breaking point. Chepstow Gold, wanted to do our bit to help and look forward to developing our new partnership with Mind Monmouthshire, doing as much as we can to support on a regular basis."
About Chepstow Gold
Chepstow Gold touch rugby club was founded in 2019 with the aim to provide a safe and inclusive environment for people over 40 to re-engage with the wonderful game of rugby union. Starting with just 6 players in May 2019, the club now has over 50 registered players and a weekly turn out of between 15 and 30 people. If you are a mum or dad, over or approaching your 40s, living in Monmouthshire and fancy playing touch rugby to improve your physical and mental well-being then get in touch. All are welcome.
If you would like to know more about the work Mind Monmouthshire please visit www.mindmonmouthshire.org.uk or you can visit their social media channels Twitter: @Mindinmon, Facebook: @MindMonmouthshire
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