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Bring a Pound to the Ground in Support of Barnsley FC Community Trust

Barnsley FC and Barnsley FC Community Trust is calling on all supporters to “Bring a Pound to the Ground” at this weekend’s fixture against Northampton Town. The aim of the initiative is to raise vital funds for the Trust’s ongoing work in the local community.

As the charitable arm of Barnsley FC, the Community Trust is committed to making a positive impact across the Barnsley Borough. The Trust delivers a wide range of programmes and activities designed to support local residents. With a reach that engages between 10,000 and 15,000 people each season, the Trust works with individuals from 2 to 100 years old.

The funds raised through this “Bring a Pound to the Ground” initiative will support the Trust’s efforts across a variety of key areas, including Health and Wellbeing, Education and Employability, Inclusion and Participation, and much more. 

This weekend’s fixture presents a fantastic opportunity for supporters to contribute to the Trust’s mission of: Using the Power of Barnsley Football Club to Inspire, Improve and Positively Change Lives in our Community. By donating just one pound, attendees can play a part in sustaining and expanding the important work being done by the Barnsley FC Community Trust.

Whether it’s through providing educational opportunities, promoting healthy lifestyles, or combating social isolation, the Trust is dedicated to transforming lives. Your support at this weekend’s game will ensure they can continue making a significant impact in the community. 

Kieron Campbell, Head of Foundation added “At Barnsley FC Community Trust, we believe in the power of sport and community to change lives. Your support through initiatives like ‘Bring a Pound to the Ground’ helps us continue our work, delivering vital programs that address physical and mental health, physical inactivity, education, social isolation, and more. We are immensely grateful for the support of our fans, and together, we can make a lasting impact on the Barnsley community.”

Jon Flatman, Chief Executive Officer of Barnsley FC and trustee of the Community Trust, added: “Barnsley FC Community Trust carry out crucial work in our local area, helping to engage people of all ages with sport and participation. This initiative will help ensure the Trust can continue to tackle the important issues in the borough which have an enduring effect on a wide-range people in Barnsley.”

During the fixture, the Community Trust will be delivering a host of activities stationed at the Ozone, as well as hosting their Matchday Experience and home debut programme to ensure there is an action packed offer for supporters pregame. 

Donations can be made at the Ozone prior to kick off where Barnsley FC Community Staff will be present to thank you for your donation and educate you on the work they provide across the local community. Additionally, staff will also be walking around the ground with collection buckets, so please keep an eye out for them! 

So, bring your friends and family, and don’t forget to “Bring a Pound to the Ground”. Every donation makes a difference.

If you require any further information or would like to see how you can further donate or support the charity moving forward, please contact 01226 211333, email [email protected] or drop in to their offices situated at Oakwell in the Indoor Training Centre.