Let’s Be Avenue – Walk Through Time!!

Jayne Spencer, Community Manager and Mark Duffy, Community Sports coach will undertake their first official sponsored walk on the 16th & 17th November 2018 to raise funds for our newly created charity ‘THE HORSFALL COMMUNITY TRUST’ who’s working delivery name is AVENUE IN THE COMMUNITY.

Our new community trust has been created to increase its reach and delivery of community based projects across Bradford and we are hoping that local stakeholders, businesses and volunteers will get behind us to make a real difference.

Over the last couple of years, the club have been working in partnership with J.A.M.E.S, a local Bradford charity to deliver a range of community projects.

Our successful projects include attending community events/galas, after school clubs, ball boy/girl programme, Holiday clubs, Parents on the Ball programme, youth groups, Man VS FAT football, and outreach football sessions, including homeless football competitions, at community venues across South Bradford.

The National League Trust (NLT) provide funding for our community sports coach and as a result of setting up the charity, this will increase opportunities to apply for further funding for further coaching support staff. With NLT support we will be running (for the third year) our U11s 6-aside boys and girls football tournament, and we are hoping to apply for the Premier League Primary stars programme and other funding streams, to especially target inactive school children and young people in the district

The gruelling 30-mile walk will start at 10.30 on the morning of Friday 16th November 2018 at our current home at Horsfall Stadium but will also visit our former Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC football homes and return to Horsfall Stadium on Saturday 17th November 2018 in time for our game vs Ashton FC with a 3pm KO.

Our route will START from Horsfall Stadium to Horton Park to Campion FC to Bramley RLFC to Batley RLFC and FINISH back at Horsfall Stadium.

Jayne Spencer, Community Manager said

‘We are looking forward to undertaking this challenge to raise funds for our new community trust. Our aim is to make a difference to the lives of people living within our local community. We hope we can get lots of people on route saying hello and possibly some fans walking / greeting us on route’.

Robert Clunas, Chair of Trustees said

“The Horsfall Community Trust have recently attained charity status and this is the first major sponsored event we have organised in celebration. I would like to thank Jayne and Mark, and our volunteers for their commitment to the Trust and our objectives, and for delivering a host of different community based projects and activities across the past year, and especially for organising this challenging sponsored walk who’s theme we hope will appeal to all our loyal BPA fans old and new. All monies raised during this special event will be used within the charity to deliver more deserving community programmes across the coming twelve months…”

The team have gained support from their first sponsor, XBM but they are keen to hear from local businesses who wish to support the team in any way they can..

Donations can also be made through our Local giving page at www.localgiving.org called Horsfall Community Trust.

For further information please contact Jayne Spencer – Community Manager on Jayne.spencer@bapfc.com or 0780701194.

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