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Bluebirds Forge Link With Furness Carers

11 October 2021

A photograph of Furness Carers Matt Dodd
Furness Carers' Laura Evans and Craig Backhouse with some members of the Barrow squad

Bluebirds Forge Link With Furness Carers

11 October 2021

The Club is delighted to have linked-up with Furness Carers this week to help support the brilliant work they do and mark this year’s World Mental Health Day.

The EFL and all of its member clubs have once again come together alongside charity partner, Mind, to collectively mark World Mental Health Day, which was officially on Sunday 10th October.

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

As part of the drive, EFL clubs have been playing their part and have been encouraged to ‘do one thing’ to help support a deserving person or organisation in their local community.

We were proud to reach out to Furness Carers and offer them some free tickets for an upcoming game at The Dunes Hotel Stadium for them to distribute to Unpaid Carers as a form of respite.

Furness Carers’ Chief Executive Craig Backhouse and Young Carers Support Worker Laura Evans came along to training to collect the tickets and took the opportunity to meet some of the players too.

“We’re delighted that the Club is choosing to mark World Mental Health Day by offering this support to Furness Carers,” explained Bluebirds skipper Mark Ellis.

“We know how important the Club is to the local community and I know that Furness Carers do an awful lot of good work in and around the town so hopefully those who get the chance to come along to a game will really enjoy themselves.”

Craig Backhouse added: These tickets will go to Unpaid Carers to allow them a much-deserved break from their caring role.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all at Barrow AFC for this kind gesture which will help us with the support we give to the 1,400+ Unpaid Carers of all ages across Furness.”

Furness Carers is a non-profit making organisation established to support Unpaid Carers of all ages living within the Furness area of Cumbria and provides a vital information, support advice services covering all aspects of the caring role.

For more information you can call 01229 822822, email or visit their website at

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