On Easter Monday, Stalybridge Celtic held a charity day at Bower Fold in aid of four local charities.
Coinciding with the National League North fixture against Chorley, the club welcomed the the Anthony Seddon Fund, a mental health charity, based in Ashton-underLyne, to the game to carry out a ‘Bucket Collection, as one of the club’s six official collections of the season.
As well as raising awareness of each chosen charity, the day provided valuable funds to help their sterling work.
As part of the FA Charity Shield, the annual curtain raiser to the Football season, the club were awarded £2,000, along with other Football clubs in the pyramid, to distribute to local charities.
Rather than give the whole amount to one charitable organisation, the club decided to split it between three.
A cheque for £1,000 was given to Willow Wood Hospice, as part of the clubs longstanding support to the Hospice, £500 was given to The Believe and Achieve Trust, who have been our chosen Community Development charity this season, and a further £500 was given to Reuben’s Retreat, who we have been working with for the past two seasons.
Mike Smith, Community Development Officer, said: “Our thanks go to the Football Association for the very kind donation, I know all three charities really appreciated it.
“A big thank you to those who donated on the day.”
If you would like to nominate a Charity to be part of Celtic’s match day ‘Bucket Collection’s’ next season, contact Mike Smith at: [email protected]