1 in 4 local young people struggle with their mental health in Northern Ireland*, a very worrying statistic for any parent or guardian to hear. Taking part in sport has been shown to have both physical and mental benefits for children. Participating in sports and playing in teams provides children with a life-long support system of friends and mentors and can improve their social skills, self-esteem, body confidence, and ability to deal with peer pressure.
That’s why Lidl have launched the Lidl Community Works Sport For Good programme. Their mission is to encourage young people to make the most of the physical and mental benefits of taking part in sports so they can have a healthy body and mind.
Lidl Community Works Sport for Good is giving away £4000 worth of sports equipment to youth sports clubs across Northern Ireland! To find out how you can nominate your club to win visit www.lidl-ni.co.uk/communityworks
Lidl Community Works So Far
Lidl Community Works was first launched in 2014 and committed to providing support and resources to local communities in Northern Ireland. Since then, Lidl Community Works has engaged with over 750 community groups and has donated well over hundreds of thousands of pounds to local Northern Irish community groups. Lidl have done everything from working with local communities to organise bake sales, paint walls and fundraise, to donating £228,000 to 115 local groups in 2017.
*Source: Mental Health Foundation’s Fundamental Facts for Northern Ireland, October 2018.