Following the annual Maryport Table Santa Sleigh and Christmas collections, an under 5s football club in the town has received an early Christmas present to fund new equipment for these young players.
Maryport Athletic Football Club were in need of funds to establish an under 5s football club in the town. With lots of interest from aspiring young players, the club was looking for funds to buy equipment suitable for these young players.
Peter Graham, coach of Maryport Athletic Football Club, says: “We knew of the great work Maryport Round Table does in supporting causes and charities in our community and wrote them a letter requesting funds. The under 5s need specialist equipment and nets to suit the size of these players. Maryport Round Table donated £292 to the club which has meant that the team can now get on their feet and begin training.”
Marc Needham, the recently appointed Chairman of Maryport Round Table, says: “It is thanks to the generosity of the people of Maryport and the surrounding villages during our Santa Sleigh and collections that we are able to make such worthwhile donations to organisations in our community. We were overwhelmed by the response we got at the cheque presentation from the boys and girls in the new under 5s team, their parents and coaches – it was as if Christmas had come early!”
Needham added: “After Christmas, we appeal to local charities and good causes to get in touch with Maryport Round Table to see if we can help them. At our most recent meeting, we agreed to support our local Hospice at Home through sponsorship of a “colour station” at their forthcoming Colour Run and provided funds to the Girls Brigade to assist with their costs for their annual trip to London for the Remembrance Parade in our capital. We would be delighted to hear from more community organisations who are looking for much needed funds.” CLICK HERE visit the Maryport Round Table Facebook page
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