We have teamed up with ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers shot stopper Matt Murray to help tackle mental health head on!
The former Premier League goalkeeper has joined forces with the charity as an Ambassador, and will play a key role in helping to support the organisation in its vital community work, as well as tackling the stigma attached to mental health.
Matt, who since retiring, has made a career as a successful Sky Sports football pundit, can’t wait to play his part in supporting the charity: “I’m delighted at becoming an Ambassador of The Kaleidoscope Plus Group.
“I’ve been really impressed and also extremely moved by the personal stories I’ve heard about how the charity helps some of the most vulnerable people in the community, who are struggling to cope with whatever life has thrown at them.
“This is a very special charity, tackling issues that are very close to my heart and I think they deserve all the support they can get.
“During my football career my job was to stop the ball going into net, now my goal is to stop people suffering from mental ill health in silence and making them aware that help and support is out there.
“I look forward to rolling my sleeves up and doing my upmost to raise awareness and much-needed funds to support the great work The Kaleidoscope Plus Group carries out on a day-to-day basis.”
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, CEO, Monica Shafaq said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Matt Murray has signed up to become an Ambassador for The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, as we approach our 45th anniversary of tackling mental ill health.
“Matt is recognised and respected not just for his football and TV work, but also as an extremely important supporter for many of the things that we value most deeply here at the charity.
“Having Matt as part of the team will play a huge part in raising awareness of mental health problems and the services and training we offer here at The Kaleidoscope Plus Group, so it’s great to have him on board.”