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Christmas card donation from Gullands

4.01.2018

In lieu of sending out a Christmas card here at Gullands we like to choose a local charity to make a donation to. We are delighted to announce we have supported The Street Soccer Foundation with a cheque for £750. 

The Street Soccer Foundation aims to support young people. Keith Mabbutt, Founder and CEO comments: “More young people across England and Wales are becoming homeless with the situation getting worse. A core reason for becoming homeless is long-term unemployment. Today, more than 1 in 7 young people (aged under 25) are currently unemployed in England. And the number of young people who are homeless has tripled since 2014.”

“We are helping them through the delivery of our nationally acclaimed football-themed personal development programme, The Street Soccer Foundation. Together with our Football Club partners, it enables selected course participants aged 18-24 (male and female) to achieve positive social change by using the power of football as a catalyst to improve their lives and their environment. Focused on education and employability, health and well-being, and the training of a positive mindset, we encourage, coach and inspire young people to believe in themselves and realise their true potential. Ultimately, our goal is to support young people into work, education or training. Our motto is Changing Lives through Football and we are very grateful for this donation from Gullands”. 

Paul Mannering, Practice Manager at Gullands comments: “We recently met Keith to find out more about the Street Soccer Foundation and he impressed us greatly with his drive and enthusiasm for the project. We wish him and the team well for 2018 and their next programme.”

Further details can be found at www.streetsoccerfoundation.org.uk

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