Teenager’s football tournament raises nearly £2,000 for mental health charity
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Teenager’s football tournament raises nearly £2,000 for mental health charity

Joel Waters, 17, put on the event for the Stem4 charity, after he was motivated to fundraise following recent suicides among young people

Joel Waters and John Crause. Picture: Tiger Brazil
Joel Waters and John Crause. Picture: Tiger Brazil

A teenage boy who was motivated to fundraise for a mental health charity following recent suicides among young people, raised nearly £2,000 by organising a football tournament at the weekend.

Joel Waters, 17, decided to put on the event for the Stem4 charity, which stands for stemming teenage mental illness, and targets early identification of commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers.

More than 100 young adults took part in the six-a-side competition at the Mill Hill Powerleague Centre. Joel (pictured with Stem4’s John Crause), said: “I wanted to do something for this charity, the support was immense and it was an all-round great morning of football.”

 

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