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Friday 10th August 2018 @ 15:35 by Mark Phillip

After a year of hard work behind the scenes, Curzon Ashton is now a registered charity.

The club will therefore be able to continue with its community work and offer additional projects to the Tameside public.

Following the announcement, we spoke to community officer Andy Cheshire about the benefits going forward. “There are now five independent trustees, all of which are representative of grassroots organisations in Tameside, so there’s a good nucleus of experience and knowledge behind us to drive the foundation forward.

“There’s a lot of external funding which is restricted to those with a charity number, so this opens it up for us, and it also means we’re autonomous from the club, so we can protect our community side, regardless of what happens on the pitch.”

In a bid to boost crowds before the season began, Curzon offered free season tickets to under 16s with a Tameside postcode.

The club is also offering free entry to refugees, asylum seekers, veterans and members of the armed forces.

For more information on Curzon’s community work, email: [email protected]