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Helping kick homeless issues into touch
1:10pm Thursday 23rd August 2012 in Countywide
A FOOTBALL tournament will be held in October to raise awareness of mental health problems and homelessness.
The Oxfordshire Social Inclusion Cup 2012 is a six- a-side football tournament run by sports inclusion group Streets Revolution CIC, in partnership with Oxfordshire FA and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Jon Regler, chairman of Streets Revolution, said the theme is ‘more than words’.
He said: “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 society or simply because of a lack positive, affirmative words in their lives.”
It will be held at the Warneford Hospital Grounds between 10am and 5pm.
Organisers are looking for financial assistance and donations for goodie bags for participants such as shower gel, sports socks, key rings or pens.
They also need donations of refreshments to serve throughout the event.
To enter a team or to become a partner please contact Jon Regler on 07713 333 359.