We are asking the grassroots football community to choose our charity partner this season.
Last month we invited charities to come forward and express their interest in becoming our charity partner for the 2023/24 season.
We received interest from a number of fantastic causes, and now we would like you, our grassroots football community, to vote for the cause you would like to join us in supporting this season.
The charities are:
Cambridge Search and Rescue
As a Lowland Rescue team, Cambridge Search and Rescue provide Cambridgeshire Constabulary with an emergency specially-trained team in the search for vulnerable high-risk missing persons. A vulnerable high-risk missing person could be a child, an elderly person living with dementia or even someone who is considering taking their own life. In each case, an emergency response is vital.
Their area of operation covers everywhere “From Hill to High Water”, and they are able to deploy various specialist resources including water-based search teams, bike search teams, drone teams and dog teams.
Young Lives v Cancer
Young Lives v Cancer are a charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.
They work hard to make sure each family has what they need to get through cancer. It could be a financial grant for a parent struggling to keep their child warm through their treatment or for a young person who can’t afford to get to hospital. Or helping a family stay together at one of our free Homes from Home close to the hospital where their child is having treatment.
The Sick Children’s Trust
When a child suddenly becomes ill, there’s no time to plan. The Sick Children’s Trust is the charity that gives families one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, and someone to talk to, free of charge just minutes from their child’s bedside.
Their mission is to provide welcoming, comfortable ‘Homes from Home’, to keep families together when they have a sick child in hospital and kind, caring staff to support them.
East Anglian Air Ambulance
East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is a charity providing life-saving critical care 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year by air and road.
From road traffic collisions to cardiac arrests to medical emergencies, our specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots bring the advanced skills, equipment and medicine directly to you or your family, in the fastest time possible.
Covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, we bring hope to the most seriously ill and injured people in East Anglia.
Mind Over Cancer
Mind Over Cancer is a charity that supports the Mental Health of a young person given a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 0 and 29 as well as their family and support network. We understand that a cancer diagnosis doesn’t disappear when treatment stops, so our services are available to these young people and their loved ones at any stage of their life.
Closing date for voting is Friday 6th October.