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The Football Association Community Shield Fund

17 April 2015

Community Sports receives £2000 donation from the FA's Community Shield Fund

The FA has donated £2000 from the Community Shield Fund to Morecambe FC, which the club has donated to Morecambe FC Community Sports.

The Community Shield Fund comes from admission ticket income and sales of match day programmes.  The FA distributes funds among clubs; to support community initiatives and local charities.  The remainder of the fund is donated to the FA Charity Partners.  

This year Breast Cancer Care was chosen as Charity Partner by the FA Community Shield Distribution Committee and FA Group staff and donations were also made to World War I Centenary commemorations, The Bobby Moore Fund, The Bobby Robson Foundation and Homeless Football Association.

Janet Preston, Morecambe FC Community Sports’ Community Manager said, “We are very grateful to receive the Community Shield Fund donation from the football club.  This will be used to provide new equipment for our Extra Time sessions; promoting physical activity for over 50s.  We will also provide equipment for our girls’ fitness sessions, which enable girls aged 13-18 to participate in regular exercise.”

Janet is pictured with Morecambe FC Director and Community Sports trustee Graham Howse, young Morecambe supporter George Howse and Morecambe FC Club Secretary Mark Bradley; receiving the cheque before Morecambe’s recent home game against Accrington Stanley.

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