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Double funding boost for Football in the Community

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community were delighted to receive a double funding boost last week, thanks to the efforts of local fundraisers and the local branch of the Dementia Action Alliance.

Firstly, Football in the Community’s head of CCO Mark Hemingray was delighted to receive a phone call from local husband and wife team Karen and Andy Widdowson, who have taken part in several fundraising adventures for Football in the Community over the past few years.

The duo informed us that they had enjoyed the sights of London, walking over the capitals iconic o2 Arena, donating £120 worth of donations raised through social media, friends and family, to Football in the Community.

Secondly Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s ‘Active Minds: Chat’ group was chosen by the Dementia Action Alliance to receive a donation of £200, to help purchase soft indoor sport equipment which will be used by coaches to develop more activities, to work on participants’ coordination and communication.

Speaking about the double funding boost, Mark said “I’m delighted and grateful to receive these donations which will be used to support and develop a range of our activities throughout the next twelve months.

“Karen and Andy [Widdowson] do something for us every year and never fail to amaze me at the challenges they undertake and the amount they raise for Football in the Community, I can’t thank them enough.

“The funding for Active Minds is another huge boost. The group has developed rapidly over the last year and we take real pride in putting on activities which are not only fun and engaging for participants, but also help to improve their quality of life in the fight against Dementia, this funding will be vital is purchasing new equipment to allow our coaches to do so”

Mansfield Town Football in the Community would like to thanks both parties for their incredible donations.

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