The Oxford Social Inclusion Cup 2011

We are nearly there, all the planning and sweating will they come is nearly over.
The Oxford Social Inclusion Cup 2011 kicks off in October to raise awareness of people suffering mental distress and people experiencing homelessness.
Streets Revolution CIC, in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, is hosting a 6-a-side football tournament on Monday 10 October at Warneford Hospital, Oxford, 10am-5pm, to mark World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day.
Teams from organisations working with people who are homeless or with mental health issues are needed to take part in the competition. Teams must be 6-a-side and players must be over 16. By entering a team, organisations can promote the work they do as well as make the event a positive experience for participants.
The competition’s message is ‘More than Words’, as Jon Regler, Chairman of Streets Revolution, explains: “The purpose of Streets Revolution is to give people something to associate themselves with, something to label themselves with that isn’t homelessness or mental health or any of the other negatives in their lives. Everyone who comes along has been harmed or marginalised by words in some way – whether through labels that society has decided to put on them or simply because of a lack positive, affirmative words in their lives.”
The tournament is partly paid for by an Anti-Stigma Mental Health Grant, which Streets Revolution bid for earlier this year from a grant funded by Oxfordshire PCT and managed by Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA).
To help the day go off with a bang, the organisers are looking for donations for goodie bags for the participants, for example shower gel, sports socks, key rings or pens. They also need donations of refreshments to serve throughout the event.
To donate items,or money!!!
Contact Jon Regler
Watch the video here      http://www.twitvid.com/TFDUQ

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