As ever, there is plenty going on at the AFC Fylde Community Foundation.
The Foundation’s fantastic contribution to the area continues to grow at pace and this week alone they put on over 170 sessions for youngsters on the Fylde Coast.
Here is a sneak preview of what has been happening of late…
Conference Trust Funding
The Foundation have received substantial funding for their award-winning Get On Board project.
Get On Board, which won The 2015 Innovative Health Project of the Year, launched in early 2014 and due to the successful delivery of the project, The Football Conference Trust has funded the Foundation with over £50,000 over the next three years.
Tom Hutton, Director of the Foundation, said: “The funding is fantastic and it’s great to be able to give back to the community. It’s in our ethos to deliver the best community services on the Fylde Coast. All our staff are aware of that and we will continue to do our utmost for the community.”
Danny takes Ambassadorial role
AFC Fylde hat-trick hero Danny Rowe has been named as ‘Player Ambassador’ for the Foundation.
Danny has extensive experience of coaching and has been with the Foundation for over three months delivering football/multi-skills sessions in numerous schools all over the Fylde Coast.
The star striker admitted he is proud to take the honour, saying: “It’s a great achievement to be the Player Ambassador for the Foundation. I got involved originally because I saw how much good work they did and I wanted to give back to the community. I really enjoy going into schools and delivering sessions, plus a lot of the children are AFC Fylde fans and they are eager to learn.”
World Mental Health Day
The Foundation were delighted to take part in the recent World Mental Health Day at Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness about mental health problems in society and the Foundation attended the event to highlight the work they do surrounding the issue, whilst delivering free yoga sessions.
Anthony Stayte, Health and Wellbeing Officer for the Foundation, deemed the event a great success, saying: “We had a lot of interest at our stall, with people asking about the all good work we do, so it was a very worthwhile exercise.”
For more information on everything happening at the Foundation, visit www.afcfyldefoundation.co.uk