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London’s Premier League rivals raised over £220,000 for charity with their pre-season Mind Series matches.

With summer tours off the agenda for Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea this year, the trio squared off against each other to help raise money for the mental health organisation.

The tournament was a big success with £228,064 raised for Mind, as well as the three club’s own charitable foundations.

Players also partook in mental health awareness sessions to help engage fans in supporting those around them.

Eric Dier, Christian Pulisic and Rob Holding spoke on a video call with young supporters who use Mind’s services.

Paul Farmer, Chief executive of Mind, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the level of support shown by the fans, players and staff alike over the course of The Mind Series.

“We know how powerful a platform football can be to create change and having the backing of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to help us put a spotlight on mental health has been invaluable.

“Alongside the awareness raised, the Series has also surpassed all our expectations in the amount of funds it has raised for our vital local and national services.

“At a national level, funds raised will help support our Infoline and other advice services which have been inundated with enquiries since the pandemic began.”

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