Mel named Community Participant of the Year

05 Mai 2022

Positive Pathways participant Melvyn Burlace has been named as Cardiff City FC Foundation's Community Participant of the Year at Cardiff City FC's End of Season Awards.

Taking place at Cardiff City Stadium, Melvyn was surprised with his award and received a standing ovation by the audience after showing amazing commitment and progression since taking part in the project.

Speaking on the night, Mel said:

"It's an absolute honour to receive this award - I'm speechless and so thankful.

"Without the Foundation's Positive Pathways project, I'm not sure where I would be today. It's been life-saving."

Positive Pathways uses the power of Cardiff City FC to connect and support veterans, with the aim of reducing social isolation, loneliness and improving physical and mental wellbeing.

Weekly online and face-to-face sessions provide structure and support for veterans to get together, connect, and participate in a range of activities that improve physical and mental wellbeing.  

Mel was battling isolation, mental health, and addiction issues when he became involved in the project but has made excellent progress since and hasn't looked back.

Watch his video below!

Watch Mel's video here!

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