TWO Warrington Wolves stars have decided to champion a fashion label on a mission to raise mental health awareness.

Pete Mata’utia and Stefan Ratchford have endorsed Cerebal Clothing, a Manchester fashion label.

Cerebral have pledged to donate 10 per cent of their 2023 profits to Manchester Mind, a mental health charity.

Charley Rich, 23, and Dan Lloyd, 23, launched the company in 2020 after the sudden loss of a close friend. The friend in question was struggling with mental health.

Dan said: “Losing a close friend in that way came as such a shock to us, and we wanted to do something to help people who need support with their mental health.

“Our vision is to not only design and sell high-quality clothing, but to create a lifestyle brand that becomes synonymous with promoting awareness for mental health.

"We want to change the way young people communicate, as well as improving the overall attitude towards mental health in general."

The ethos of the brand has gained endorsement from Warrington Wolves rugby league players Pete Mata’utia and Stefan Ratchford.

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Pete said: “Charley and Dan’s story of losing their best friend was something that resonated with me because I’ve been through that situation myself and now I’m a big advocate for mental health.

“I try to get people to understand that it’s not the load we carry, it’s how we carry it. If we’re not speaking to each other about mental health, that’s when the load becomes heavy.”

Stefan said: “After meeting the team at Cerebral and listening to the story of the brand it was obvious that I should get involved and support them.

“Too often, people are told to ‘man up’ or ‘just get on with it’. Cerebral’s message that people need to open up about mental health is so important.”