Wrexham Supporters Trust have announced details of the four local charities the club will be supporting during its 150th anniversary year.
Each year the club partners with four local charities to support their work during the season. This year the four nominated charities are: The Shooting Star Appeal, Alzheimer’s Society, Dynamic and The Caia Park Partnership.
During the year of partnership, each charity will have access to the following benefits:
– Have permission to hold a bucket collection on a specified match day
– Allowed to use the WFC Club badge on their promotional materials
– Have coverage of their fundraising events on the WST/Club websites
– The donation of a players signed shirt and a signed football
– By arrangement, the appearance by WFC player’s at a local fundraising event
– The donation of match tickets for Wrexham FC home league games is part of the terms of the Wrexham Supporters Trust Community Share Offer – an initiative which aims to strengthen the sustainable nature of the football club
Dynamic is a Wrexham based charity and a unique resource that provides out of school activities for children and young people with special needs. The children have a range of disabilities from physical, intellectual or sensory impairments and emotional problems, to life limiting illnesses.
The club will also be continuing its local partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society which has been a great success over the last twelve months. The club and charity already work together delivering a monthly Football Reminiscing project at the Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground.
The Caia Park Partnership spoke of the benefits for the disadvantaged children and young people who are supported by Darren Richardson, the Children and Young Peoples Services Manager. When told of the tickets that will be made available to watch Wrexham, Darren said “That’ll be amazing for the young people!”
Caia Park Partnership Ltd (CPP) is a community led organisation located in the heart of Caia Park in Wrexham. CPP works with individuals, communities and partner organisations in Caia Park and Wrexham wide to provide activities, services and facilities that meet identified community needs. In recent years CPP has undertaken the development of a number of social enterprises providing services, training, volunteering and employment opportunities.
The Shooting Star Appeal aims to provide the relief of sickness by the provision and equipping of an integrated specialist cancer treatment facility, including a specific area dedicated to services for women, at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The appeal also provides services to young people and elderly people across Wales.
Newly co-opted member of the WST Governing Body, Stuart Roberts saidL “Having the pleasure of informing the charities was awesome Their reaction to the news highlighted to me what our club means to our local community. Fans are drawn from all sections of the community, and we work hard to support community work across the area.”