Murrayfield Racers strengthen charity link-up with Bipolar Scotland

Murrayfield Racers are proud to confirm that the club will continue its link-up with Bipolar Scotland for the 2019/20 season.

The charity’s logo will appear on the team’s jerseys during the new campaign and the Racers have committed to help raise awareness of their work over the coming months.

The organisation provides information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder, their carers and other interested parties.

They also promote self-help throughout Scotland, in addition to informing and educating about the condition.

Racers fan, Michelle Gibson, is the Lothian (Bipolar) Group Facilitator for the charity. She says she’s delighted that the club is continuing to back their work.

“I think the most positive thing about our partnership with the Racers is that they’re really helping to raise awareness of mental health conditions like bipolar and challenging the stigma around it,” she said.

“I was absolutely delighted when Willie offered to put our logo on the team shirts and people are already talking about it. Someone struggling with bipolar may be able to access support as a result of that and that’s powerful.

“I certainly wouldn’t be in such a good place without the support I’ve had from Bipolar Scotland and being part of the ‘Racers’ family’ has really improved my mental health and wellbeing – it’s a perfect partnership!”

Racers director, Willie Dunn, added: “We have been working with Bipolar Scotland for a year now. We are acutely aware of the issues and stigma with mental health and particularly with young men.

“We feel we can play a small part in raising awareness of the issue by carrying their logo on our shirts with pride. We’re planning on working with them on a few initiatives over the coming season.”

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