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Ashton United Squad Contribute to Robins Relief

Hurst Cross— 5th May 2020 11am — On Wednesday 29th April 2020 Ashton United FC announced support to the local community through the Robins Relief Fund. The club is delighted today to announce a contribution from the players and team management of £540.

Impact

100% of funds raised will be utilised in support of the needs of local people during the Covid-19 pandemic. All donations enable the group to provide:

  • A helpline for people
  • Dedicated Facebook page – Smallshaw Hurst Community Action Group
  • Volunteering opportunities, to help with hard-to-reach people and those without the internet or devices
  • Activity Packs for children and families
  • Activities to combat stress and loneliness & isolation
  • Other goods and services, as they become available 

The response to the free weekly activity packs has been amazing: ‘All enjoying their arts and crafts. Thank you so much, it’s really cheered up their day. They’re all busy making cards for Grandad and for the carers and residents at Kings Park’

Quotes:

Manager Michael Clegg, speaking on behalf of the squad and Team Management said: ‘We felt it was important to give something back to the community as a group. We sincerely hope everyone is ok and coping as best as possible. Its difficult times right now and its vital communities pull together. Hope to see you all safe, and soon!’

Jonathan Burke, Joint Chairman of Ashton United said, ‘It’s fantastic that the players and management staff have made this donation. It shows that we’re not just a club that are united on the pitch but also off it. This is a time when it’s so important that we’re all doing everything we can to meet the needs of our community and I’m so proud of our team for digging deep.’

For more information:

PR Contact Name: Steve Hobson

Phone number: 07868849184

Email:stevehobsonaufc@live.co.uk

Websites:

Ashton United: www.ashtonunitedfc.co.uk

Ashton United in the Community: www.auitc.co.uk