The Dracaena Centre in Falmouth will host the first ever Cornwall Mental Health Cup on Sunday July 25.

Set up by Jack Underwood the day will raise money for mental health awareness charities Man Down and Georgia’s voice. 

Mr Underwood explained why he had organised the event: “I have battled with my mental health anyway and I have been raising money throughout the lockdown via a Tiktok account where I do giveaways such as a mental health care packages. Any money that we make from Tiktok is put into prizes.”

“I wanted to give back to local mental health charities, I have raised money for charities before such as Mind but I just wanted to keep it locally and help people locally."

Mr Underwood wants to raise awareness for the two charities and for people who have suffered with their mental health during the pandemic. He said: “A lot of people have struggled over the last 18 months with the lockdowns might not even know there is a Man Down charity in Cornwall, a place where you can go and meet people and share your voice. Plus Georgia’s Voice, though it now is a registered charity a lot of people might not realised that the support is there.”

The day will begin at 12pm with a whole host of activities available for a fun family day out. Bouncy Castles, Cotton Candy, Pop Corn, Slushie plus very special visits from Woody the Sheriff and the paw patrol gang will keep everyone entertained. 
Mr Underwood explained how he was excited for the event to take place, he said:
“I am looking forward to it, just getting the final preparations for it, hoping people turn up and of course we hope the weather plays its part too!”
“Over the last 18 months events like this haven’t been able to go ahead or even happen everything has been online or on video chats so it would be great for everyone to come together for two great causes, have a great time whilst doing so but also raise awareness for people that may need that support.”

As well as all of the arts and crafts events at 3pm eyes will turn to the pitch as the first first ever match between Cornish Legends vs Cornish Future will kick off. 
“We are looking to raise £500 at the moment on the JustGiving page a company has already given £100 because they can’t make it on the day, but there is £165 raised altogether so far.
 “We also have raffle prizes such as free haircuts for a year, children’s toys and clothing, afternoon teas, breakfasts, dinners for two. What I have tried to do with the prizes was to keep it local so that it brings people to the high streets.” Said Mr Underwood.

You can donate via the JustGiving page online by accessing the Just Giving website and searching for ‘Cornwall Mental Health Cup’, the page will be under the ‘crowdfund’ section of the results page.