In 2015, to help mark our 25th Anniversary and raise awareness of the work we do, we appointed our first patron.
We wanted someone who is well known locally who also has an affinity with the work that we do. Darren Eadie, former Norwich City star and now TV presenter with Norwich-based Mustard TV, was an ideal fit. Darren has talked openly and honestly about his mental health problems since his footballing career came to a sudden end due to injury.
Darren’s story was told in The Independent newspaper in July 2012 – Life After Football
Darren said of his appointment as Patron:
‘I am hugely proud to be a patron for such a wonderful charity. The cause is very close to my heart and I’m particularly pleased to be helping people in the county I love most. The work carried out on a daily basis is so important to support those that find themselves in a time of struggle, and it's that support that gets them through and back on the right path to mental wellbeing. Julian Support a crucial service provider.’
Darren has his own charity fundraising website sellebrity.org.uk which has raised its first million. He is also the new Head of Football at Langley School.