Today ! Charity Football Match in Aid of Tonic Music for Mental Health
Seanie Tonic FC vs Ex Angels Stars Sunday 22nd August KO 1:00pm at Longmead. Angels Supporters will not want to miss seeing their heroes once again parading their skills on the hallowed turf.
Tonic Music For Mental Health ambassador and Dub Pistol vocalist Seanie T (father of former Angels midfielder D'Sean Theobalds) announced he will be hosting a football fundraiser Seanie Tonic FC, aiming to raise £5k in aid of Tonic Music for Mental Health, a unique mental health programme that raises mental health awareness, challenges stigma and promotes well being through free workshops in music, art & wellbeing.
Taking place on August 22nd 2021 at Tonbridge Angels FC, the fundraiser sees Seanie T host a ‘Charity match for Mental Health’, with a 20 strong team of veterans, celebrities, musicians, actors & artists, including Marcus Gale ( Wimbledon, Watford & Brentford), Micah Hyde ( Coaching staff - Barnett & QPR), actor Shane Attwooll (Films: Wonder Woman 1984, Legend & Kingdom of Heaven), Artist & Tonic Patron Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) Flinty (Ragga Twins) with more to be announced in which we will see them swapping their musical talents for their prowess on the football pitch when they come up against a team of ex Tonbridge Angels stars selected by current manager Steve Mckimm and previous boss, Tommy Warrilow; the Angels side announced Includes Laurence Ball, Luke Blewden, Nathan Elder, James Folkes, Scott Kinch, Jon Main, Ray ‘Razor’ Powell, Craig Stone, Anthony Storey, and Tommy Whitnell. For a much bigger list for both sides please see the accompanying image to the right. The Angels play in the sixth tier of English football and are wholly owned by their supporters.
Spectators can expect a fun filled family day with evening entertainment whilst raising awareness for Tonic Music for Mental Health and the Recovery Through Music programme which will allow the charity to continue providing free, direct, practical mental health support on journeys of recovery.
Tickets now on sale by going to https://tonbridgeangelsfc.ticketco.events/uk/en/m/e/seanie_tonic_fc__charity_football_match__22nd_august_2021?jid
Seanie T, Tonic Music for Mental Health Ambassador
“Since the honour of being made a Tonic for Music Health ambassador, I have thought of various ways to help raise awareness for such a great cause because of all the fabulous work they are doing for people, So I have taken two things that I love the most in life outside of my family which is Music & Football & combined them to raise awareness for mental health.
I have been involved in football since I started playing Sunday league at the age of 6 & I am still coaching now. I am a FA qualified coach & I have won every major honour in Sunday league football.
My sons play football so even when I want to take a break from it I can’t.
I’m also making music & touring various parts of the world & I’m not sure if I can stop to tell the truth. Football & music are my passions so it makes perfect sense to me to try to put on such an event with the help of Tonbridge Angels FC to support Tonic Music for Mental Health and the vital work they provide to people with their wellbeing.”
Dave Netherstreet, Tonbridge Angels FC Chairman
“We are delighted to be supporting such an important charity as Tonic Music for Mental Health. These issues affect people in all walks of life and football is no exception. Whilst we hope everyone will have a lot of enjoyment, behind all of this is the aim of raising valuable funding for a very worthwhile initiative.”
More About Tonic Music for Mental Health: Tonic Music for Mental Health is a mental health charity. The charity’s mission is to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts. Tonic Music for Mental Health is unique in its emphasis on recovery through the arts, and the use of safe, non-clinical environments to achieve it. Its patrons are Terry Hall, Barry Ashworth and Kevin Cummins. Tonic was co-founded in 2012 by Steph Langan upon the belief that participation in music and the arts can promote and sustain the mental wellbeing of everyone involved. Its services include creative workshops, including vocals, guitar, bass, art & craft, creative writing and performance anxiety, the Tonic Ska Choir, Tonic Punk Choir that have regularly performed at gigs, festivals, rallies and events, and the Tonic Rider programme. Tonic Music for Mental Health is a charity registered in England and Wales (1189913). To find out more, visit the Tonic Music for Mental Health website at: www.tonicmusic.co.uk