Appointed to Cambridge United Community Trust

I’ am very excited about being appointed to the Cambridge United Community Trust as a Trustee.

I have enjoyed watching the U’s for many years and have always been amazed at the passion of the club and its supporters.

The Trust is indicative of that passion and I am thrilled to be able to help.

But of course there is much to do in pressing for improved sporting facilities across Cambridge so that this good work can continue and indeed increase. The stadium needs modernising and the Trumpington Sports Village requires moving from concept to reality..

Cambridge United is much more than just a football club. It is part of the community and provides much needed help to thousands of people across Cambridgeshire.

“Cambridge United Community Trust aims to positively influence over 10,000 people across Cambridgeshire each year by promoting education, health, well-being and social inclusion.”

The Trust Deliver PE lessons/ breakfast clubs/ lunch clubs/ after-school clubs in 50 primary schools every week, up from 25 last academic year.

It aims to provide 40,000 child-hours of extra-curricular sport activity in the academic year, to at least 3,000 unique participants.

20 primary schools were visited by Cambridge United players as part of last year’s National Anti-Bullying Week.

The Trust support 3 disability-specific football sessions weekly (cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, deafness) and aims to start a powerchair football session in the new year.

We support Cambridge Girls Centre of Excellence who run girls teams from U9s to U17s.

WWI week – series of events from 6th-13th December to commemorate centenary of WWI and Christmas Truce, including re-enactment of Christmas Truce events at match v Shrewsbury Town.

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