Hoppers partner with @_blOKes

Date: 23 August 2020

Hoppers are delighted to announce an exciting Mental Health partnership with @_blOKes, a newly created initiative aimed at breaking down the stigma long associated with male mental health and emotional well being.

First team stalwart Ally Murray and Club Vice-President Ade Jebb are Brand Ambassadors at @_BlOKes, whilst a number of former professional players including, Nick Williams, Jonny Leota and Tom Lindsay have also thrown their weight behind the venture.

As a partnership we want to encourage more open conversations between men. When the going gets tough we want men to share their #MaleTale rather than suffering in silence.

Newly elected Club Chairman Martin Hothersall said “When Ade approached me about forging a partnership with @_blOKes I didn’t hesitate in putting the idea to the Executive Committee, who were in total agreement that we should commit to it. In these difficult times, mental health is in sharper focus than ever so it’s vital that we take steps to support the health and wellbeing of our players and member. We welcome @_blOKes to the Hoppers Family”.

@_blOKEs are about to launch a brand new website, whilst they are also looking to secure charitable status. Informal discussions have already been held with founder Tom Home regarding a number of possible events so please keep an eye on the usual social media outlets in the coming weeks.

You can find @_blOKes on Twitter and Instagram.

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