FOOTBALL: Magic of Lidl One Good Club™programme to be celebrated in special Facebook Live event
THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, have announce details of a special Facebook Live event to celebrate the achievements of clubs who recently participated in the Lidl One Good Clubä Mental Health and wellbeing programme.
This special show, hosted by Marty Morrissey, will be broadcast LIVE on the LGFA’s Facebook Page http://bit.ly/2OvUJ2D at 8pm next Thursday, May 27.
Lidl’s One Good Club™ is a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for local clubs, developed in partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.
Details of the programme were revealed at the 2020 Lidl National Football League launch – with 25 clubs across the country chosen to participate following the receipt of over 900 nominations from local communities.
The start date for the Lidl One Good Club™ programme was delayed due to Covid-19 – but activities in the various clubs finally got underway in March 2021.
The response from the communities involved was incredible and now, the LGFA, Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw will reflect upon this memorable ten-week journey, with prizes for ‘Strongest Community Involvement’, ‘Most Innovative Initiative’ and ‘Best Overall Engagement’ to be presented.
On the night, Marty Morrissey will also chat to Lidl One Good Club™ ambassadors, representatives from the LGFA, Lidl Ireland and Jigsaw, and participating club members who will outline the life-changing impact of the programme.
Speaking on behalf of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, President Mícheál Naughton said: “We’ve been living through difficult times but the efforts of the 25 clubs involved in the Lidl One Good Club™ programme has lifted their communities and our souls.
“It has been heart-warming to watch all of the wonderful work that has been undertaken by these clubs, with social media offering a glimpse of what has been happening on the ground.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by what I’ve seen on social media posts and videos, with the sense of community within these clubs an indication of how, even in the most challenging of times, our sport continues to bond people together.
“I wish to commend the 25 clubs who took on the Lidl One Good Club™ programme with such enthusiasm, while I also play tribute to the efforts of Lidl and Jigsaw in bringing this programme to life.”
Ciara Sheehan, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Lidl Ireland, commented: “We are extremely proud of our long-standing partnerships with both the LGFA and Jigsaw and it has been a brilliant experience bringing these organisations together for the Lidl One Good Club™ programme.
“The effort put in by every single club has been exceptional and we have been so impressed by the volume and scale of the activities undertaken over the ten weeks. We are really looking forward to bringing the clubs together and celebrating all of their hard work.”
Mike Mansfield, Jigsaw Director of Communications & Fundraising, said: “The key to Jigsaw’s approach to supporting our young people’s mental health is to be present in settings where they work, live, learn and play – and Lidl’s One Good Club™ programme has achieved this in spades.
“In bringing communities together, under the One Good Club banner, we helped increase mental health literacy and build the strengths, competencies and resources of our young people, and those around them, to create supportive environments. This is key to Jigsaw’s approach.
“To have worked with Lidl and the LGFA on developing this programme has been fantastic.”