McDonald's continue to support Tigers Trust Mental Health Programme +14th May 2018
Tigers Trust have recently been able to relaunch their mental health programme with the help of support pledged by McDonald's.
McDonald’s has supported the Tigers Trust charitable work for over 24 years and this year wanted to help a Tigers Trust community project that had lost funding to continue. With McDonald’s donation, the Trust is able to relaunch their mental health programme, ‘Tigers Together’ which will help dozens of local people in the local community of Hull and East Riding.
The Tigers Together programme comprises of 4 sessions of football a week and brings together people from all backgrounds that are suffering with mental health problems. Physical activity is proven to decrease symptoms and offers many benefits for individual’s mental health. With the funding supplied by McDonald's, the Trust is able to afford venue costings, travel expenses and kit/equipment to help aid the delivery of sessions.
Last week, McDonald's Franchisee George Michniewicz and five McDonald’s employees visited the Arena to watch a Tigers Together session, alongside Club Ambassador Dean Windass, to see first-hand the difference their support is making.
McDonald's local Franchisee, George Michniewicz commented:
“Having been involved with the Trust for over 24 years, I have seen first-hand the incredible difference they have made... I just cannot begin to explain how important they are to the local community they support. I’m very happy to support such a worthwhile programme and to be able to see the difference it is making to local people’s lives.”
Gemma Hare, Partnership Development & Marketing Officer at the Trust commented:
“I would like to thank George and McDonalds for their continued support throughout all these years. Their donations and time benefit the Trust massively and we are extremely grateful, we really enjoy working in partnership with McDonald's and look forward to incorporating their involvement into the Tigers Together programme.”