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Calm 84 FC Crewe goes from Strength to Strength with new Walking Project

Article: Jonathan White

Calm 84 FC Crewe are a charity football team formed earlier this year, based in Crewe, who raise money for CALM and for local charities.

Calm 84 FC Crewe are starting a new project – ‘Start Walking. Get Talking’ – this Saturday 16th October (11am) on King George V Playing Fields at the Simply Gym car park on Coppenhall Lane in Crewe. This free (donations gratefully received) fortnightly group event is open to all – mums, dads, kids, grandparents, pets etc – with the aim of starting walking and getting talking.

Since their formation Calm 84 FC Crewe have played several fund-raising football matches against local opposition; scaled Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands; and have participated in the National Affinity Cup, an FA Cup style competition for UK based charity football clubs to promote unity, togetherness and purpose; along with hosting weekly training session at King George V Playing Fields.

Calm 84 FC Crewe raises awareness and funds for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a leading a movement against suicide, as every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM provides a free, confidential helpline 0800 58 58 58; webchat (5pm-middnight, 365 days a year) staffed by trained professionals; bereavement support; a website with inspiring content; and campaigns tackling stereotypes of masculinity, suicide and mental health. 

Calm 84 FC Crewe are generously sponsored by Sapphire, PTP Logistics, All or Nothing Sportswear, and NL Graphix.

Mark Dunning, Manager of Calm 84 FC Crewe, said: “We’ve had an amazing year so far raising almost £2,000 for different charities. ‘Start Walking. Get Talking’ is our next side project, as we aim to get families together to get mentally and physically fit. Each fortnight will be a different walk around the Crewe area. Everybody of all ages and fitness are welcome. Also, keep an eye out for our celebrity game announcements coming in November and December.”

For further information relating to Calm 84 FC Crewe, including sponsorship, please phone: 07443 655086 , email: , or visit their Facebook page and website.