Reading raised more than £15,000 at the end of season gala for a mental health charity.

Hundreds of guests descended on the SCL Stadium for a night of glitz and glamour to round off an eventful 150th anniversary season.

As well as the player awards, first team coach Michael Gilkes won a signed shirt in a quiz and there was an auction and silent auction.

All money from the night went to local charity No.5 Young People, which provides mental health support to children and young people.


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£15,524 was raised in total, with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities available to bidders, such as the chance to play in the end of season legends match and a meal for two with former chairman Sir John Madejski.

Operations and Relationships Manager at No5 Young People, Carly Newman, said: “Everyone at No5 is absolutely overjoyed at the incredible amount raised at Reading Football Club’s End of Season Awards Gala! We are so grateful to all the guests for their support of No5 and local young people’s mental health, as well as to the organising team for putting together such a wonderful event.

“All of the money raised and donated at the event will go directly to supporting local young people who need help – allowing No5 to provide an additional 450 counselling sessions. This amount will make a huge difference to No5’s services and will mean we can support even more young people more quickly in the coming months.”