FOOTBALL fans in Herefordshire will be showing their support for the armed forces along with raising awareness for mental health at an inaugural event this weekend.

The Herefordshire FA organised fundraiser is being held at the UITC base at Victoria Park, Hereford on Sunday.

Three matches will take place on the day including a walking football game, a women's match composing of two Herefordshire FA Select XI sides and a HFA Veteran's League match.

Taking place between 10 and 4pm there will also be a host of charities in attendance relating to mental health and the armed forces.

Organiser Scott Russell said: "It's an opportunity for people to talk about anything and everything on mental health grounds.

"It will also give people ideas of what is out there to help them. The Herefordshire FA will also also have a table and we are going to encourage people to write down what mental health means to them so we can collate them all together and showcase them.

"It also gives charities a chance to show what they do and how they can help.

"It's not just those that directly suffer from mental health but also their family, friends and carers who might need support."

Russell says that they have kept the first event quite simple, but if it's a success then it could become an annual event and be much bigger.

Money will be raised on the day for an Armed Forces local charity along with Herefordshire Mind.

There will also be host of activities for children to do on the day.