Boreham Wood Football Club can announce that it has recently raised £2,120 at its Gala Dinner for three very deserving local charities; our local Mencap group, day centre groups and our local dementia club.
One thousand pounds will go directly to the local dementia club with the other monies going toward the coaching and care provision needed to ensure Mencap and the learning difficulty groups receive not only weekly football coaching and kits, but also group lunches, tournaments and other activities arranged over the whole year.
The club will also be hosting a very special Mencap Day on the June 21 in aid of Learning & Disability Week which will see over 100 participants from all groups across Hertfordshire taking part at Meadow Park.
This event is being co-ordinated by our new Charitable Trust Head Billy Hunter and our Head of Community Cameron Mawer who said: “It’s going to be a fantastic day, we already do lots with our Mencap and day centre groups and they are a pleasure to work with. To have so many different groups come together and create a great day at the football club will be brilliant for all and we are thrilled to support such a worthy cause.”
Boreham Wood Chairman Danny Hunter, who is also a local man said: “I will continue to ensure that our community football club works hard for local people where it can. We will continue to contribute to as many of our local charities as possible, but it’s getting more and more difficult each year with so many deserving causes.
“However, if we continue to keep trying to do our bit, if we continue to keep trying to make a small difference where we can then it’s all we can do. I also feel it’s important for us to stay true to our ethos of ‘all things local’ as we work towards raising awareness and a few bob for three very deserving local charities and we hope our contributions are making a difference no matter how small.
“I recently lost my mother to dementia and know personally just how debilitating that disease is, not only to the person who has it but to the whole family and friends. It’s an illness that can strip dignity, can make the person and you feel so isolated, helpless and scared and its hugely underfunded so it does need us all to care.
“Trust me the people who run these charities and hospices are at times like gifts from god, especially when you’ve got nowhere else to turn, when you’re so desperate and when you simply don’t know what else to do.
“So while I’m here as chairman, we’ll continue to do all we can when possible to simply make a small difference to support these wonderful organisations where we can.”
Boreham Wood Football Club will soon hold its first ever Charitable Community Trust Golf Day at The Shire London on June 27 and we are looking for teams of four to enter, we already have 16 teams but we need more. Due to the unbelievable generosity from our sponsors at Lexus, you can win a car as well as a whole host of amazing other prizes and we are hoping for a bumper turnout on the day.
The Wood Chairman Danny Hunter has already promised that he’ll match all monies raised on the day pound for pound up to £5,000 as his personal contribution to the day’s success. As such, our hopes are high in raising in excess of £10,000 for our charitable trust.
Anyone interested should contact our commercial executive Mandee Morris on firstname.lastname@example.org