Our 2021 Nominated Charity is….
Kukri is delighted to announce that our nominated charity for 2021 is Sporting Minds UK, an amazing charity which raises awareness and provides support to enable positive mental health in young sports people.
Sporting Minds UK is a registered charity, that seeks to raise awareness and provide support to young athletes, aged 16-30, in the United Kingdom. Sporting Minds UK came into being in November 2019. Following mental health setbacks during his time as a cricketer, the then 19 year-old, Callum Lea, knew there was a gap in specialist mental health support for young sportspeople. Since then, the charity has already provided support for over 300 young athletes from representative to elite levels, through their fully funded support service with BUPA and is dedicated to the mission of encouraging more young athletes to seek professional, medical treatment when facing mental health issues. As well as this, they are working to create a network and community where representative young athletes can be open and honest about their mental health, and have a greater awareness for their peers’ mental health.
At Kukri we truly believe in the benefit of sport both mentally and physically and we salute the work of Callum and team in providing vital support to young athletes, now more than ever. We look forward to raising awareness of the amazing work of Sporting Minds UK throughout 2021 and hopefully raising some funds along the way.
For more information on this fantastic charity and the work that they do visit: www.sportingmindsuk.org
To make a donation to help fund this valuable work please visit: Sporting Minds UK – JustGiving