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Barrow Stars Surprise Lifelong Supporter

10 October 2020

A photo of Joel Dixon, Margaret Cooksey and Luke James
Joel Dixon and Luke James with Margaret Cooksey

Barrow stars Joel Dixon and Luke James showed their support for World Mental Health Day in a very special way – by paying a surprise visit to Bluebirds stalwart Margaret Cooksey.

The EFL and its clubs have all come together with charity partner, Mind, to collectively mark World Mental Health Day, which takes place on 10th October every year.

Mind’s ‘Do One Thing’ campaign aims to inspire people to make one small change or take one action to look after their mental health.

As part of the campaign, EFL clubs have been playing their part and have been encouraged to ‘do one thing’ to say thank you to someone deserving within their local communities.

Here at The Progression Solicitors Stadium, we heard that Margaret, a lifelong Barrow supporter and a familiar face to many, home and away, has been telling friends how much she was missing the football.

So we decided to send Joel Dixon and Luke James round to her house to deliver a bouquet of flowers and let her know that we’re missing her too.

“Margaret is a Club legend really and all the lads who have been here a while know how much she loves Barrow,” said Dixon.

“It was a real pleasure for us to go round and say hello and hopefully help cheer her up a little – she certainly put a smile on our faces because she’s so positive and supportive of the team.

“It’s really important that we all talk about mental health more and it becomes a subject that is easier for people to open up about, so campaigns like Mind’s certainly help.

“It’s simple for us all to ‘do one thing’ to show our support for World Mental Health Day so I hope as many Barrow fans as possible get involved.”

We’d like to thank local florist, POSH Flowers, for their help in providing the lovely bouquet we delivered to Margaret.

For more information on World Mental Health Day and on Mind’s ‘Do One Thing’ campaign, click here now.


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