Brackley Town FC has secured £5000 funding from the National League Trust for its Saints Community Project programme, the second year running that the project has been generously supported with a grant from the trust. Started in September 2015, the Saints Community Project was set up to support people who may feel isolated and enable them to build a friendship network. Elderly Brackley residents, people with learning disabilities and those with mental health issues attend every Wednesday and the project is still growing.
The National League Trust is a partnership between the the National League, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. They have each contributed funds to support all Football National League member clubs to help develop their community activities.
Managing Director at Brackley Town, Janene Butters, said, “Over the past year this project has given our elderly and those with disabilities some very enjoyable memories. These excellent times would not be possible without the generous contribution from the Trust and funding partners; the Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association.”
“The football club is ideally located to provide the venue for these monthly events with transport organised through our partner organisations. We are delighted to be working closely within our local community. A big thank you goes to Kim Grantham our Project Leader in coordinating the team to make these enjoyable times happen.
“An extremely well attended and highly successful and hilarious pantomime was held here at our club in January. Written by Cynthia Hilton one of our members participants delivered by members of our Local Brackley Players Group and volunteers within the club and project. This event raised £492 to put back into the project funds to go towards new equipment and furniture for the project.:
“ Every Wednesday morning we hold a free Coffee morning with the option to stay for a hot home cooked lunch for £3 per person. Come and join in the fun on Wednesday 8th March where we will be celebrating the 60’s decade “Swinging Back into the 1960’S”. We welcome all new participants and those that have some spare time to help our volunteers”.
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