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FOUNDATION AWARDED THREE-YEAR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED GRANT

11th January 2017

 Cardiff City FC Foundation is delighted to announce that it has been successfully awarded a grant from BBC Children in Need that will see its long standing disability programme receive support over a three-year period.

 

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The grant will support and fund key aspects of the programme, including staff and equipment costs. This will allow the foundation to continue making a difference and supporting the delivery of multi-sport sessions to children living with impairments in Cardiff and its surrounding areas.

 

Gavin Hawkey, Foundation Director at Cardiff City FC Foundation shared his thoughts on what the funding means to the Foundation:

‘The Foundation uses the power for sport to change lives. We share BBC Children in Need’s vision that every child in the UK should be safe, happy and secure and be able to reach their potential. The funding we’ve received will enable us provide access to sport and physical activity for children with a disability and in turn develop new skills and self-confidence.’ 

 

Josh Law, Disability & Health Lead for Cardiff City FC Foundation will work closely with those benefiting most from the grant had this to say:

 

“On behalf of the Foundation and all of our beneficiaries that will reap the rewards of this funding we would like to express our gratitude to BBC Children in Need, and look forward to sharing our successes from the programme.”

 

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Jemma Wray, National Head of Wales for BBC Children in Need added: “We are delighted to be able to fund projects such as the Cardiff City FC Foundation that are working in communities throughout Wales to make a tangible difference to young lives.”

 

BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal.  Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, money raised goes towards supporting disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

 

During the 2015/16 academic year, the Foundation worked with 587 participants living with impairments across five specific impairment groups, in turn providing more than 250 opportunities for participants new and old to get involved.

 

For more information on the Foundation’s Disability programme, please contact Josh Law: josh.law@cardiffcityfc.org.uk