Academy staff had the idea to support local charities by featuring their logos on the team kits for the 20/21 and 21/22 seasons at the start of this year. Then when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, they were even more certain they had made the right decision as charities had to stop face to face fundraising and cancel events.
Liam O’Neill, Academy Manager and Head of Coaching at Rugby Town FC, said:
We wanted to help raise awareness for local charities and then when lockdown happened and charities were struggling, we knew we’d made the right decision. It’s important to us to give back to our community and show solidarity and support with local charities. I know people who have been looked after brilliantly by Myton which is why I wanted to support the charity.
We are thrilled that Rugby Town FC are supporting Myton in this way and wish the players the best of luck in their matches – we hope our butterfly brings you some good luck on the pitch!
Anita Burrows, Community Fundraiser at Myton, said:
We cannot thank Liam and Rugby Town FC Academy enough for their support; it’s so wonderful to see our logo on their kit! Now more than ever we rely on the support of our local communities to ensure we can continue providing our services free of charge for those who need us most, during the Coronavirus outbreak and in the future.
If you are from a sports club which would be interested in supporting us, please get in touch with our Community Fundraising team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
At The Myton Hospices we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life and that treating patients with dignity and respect is more important than meeting targets.
There are plenty of ways that you can support us with this from organising your own fundraising to joining our weekly lottery.