CHARITY SHIELD CHEQUES PRESENTED
Wednesday Apr 17, 2013
Alfreton Town Football Club recently presented £1,000 cheques to two local charitable organisations.
At the Barrow game last Tuesday, club official Ellen Wheeldon presented Dorothy and Peter Whittaker and youth worker Ian Tannahill from Amber Valley CIDS (pictured right).
On Thursday, Ellen presented to headmaster Chris Greenhough and governor Mike Knight from Swanwick School and Sports College Fund (pictured below).
The monies have been provided from the Football Association Community Shield Fund and are for community-based initiatives that are registered charities.
The Funds available for distribution include the general admission ticket income nett of expenses and profits on programmes.
The 2012 FA Community Shield contribution to the Fund amounted to 68 per cent of the total match day income.
Each competing club was allocated an equal section of the Fund to donate to community initiatives and Alfreton Town FC qualified as an eligible club as they were one of the 124 clubs who participated in the FA Cup last season.
The remainder of the Fund will be donated to the FA Charity Partner Teenage Cancer Trust.
This was chosen by the FA Community Shield Distribution committee and FA Group staff and will be the FA's official charity partner until July 2014.
In addition the FA will also be supporting the Bobby Moore Fund and The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation with a donation of £25,000 each during the FA's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2013.