Rangers FC’s charity programme, Team Talk, has received further investment from Kindred Group as the organisation continues work in the aim of improving men’s mental health.
Team Talk has already aided men across Glasgow to seek advice, help and encouragement in discussing their mental health, which was boosted by initial funding received from the firm in 2021.
Connal Cochrane, Director at the Rangers Foundation, noted: “The investment from Kindred Group has already been fantastic for our Team Talk project. It is the first time one of the club’s main sponsors has made such a significant and targeted investment in the local community.
“We know talking can save lives and we can now extend the programme for another year, building on the success it had last year.
“This will allow existing and new participants to attend our weekly programme which has already had tangible benefit for their mental health and wellbeing and allowed the group to start forming connections with each other as well as be supported by our staff in a safe space.”
Team Talk uses the local club to help men with their mental health, whilst thee renewed year-long investment from Kindred is being described as ‘the core part’ of its ongoing commitment to become a sponsor of choice for football clubs and their communities so that it benefits the whole community.
“The investment we are announcing today means Rangers Charity Foundation can continue the fantastic progress it made during the first year of the project,” added Neil Banbury, General Manager UK, Kindred Group.
“Using the unique relationship supporters have with their local club, we hope to reach hundreds more men with the expanded mental health support services who would otherwise be suffering in silence.”
Furthermore, the group also sponsors Middlesbrough FC and Derby County and invests in Team Talk schemes at each club – with both recently winning Community Club of the Year in their respective regional EFL Awards.