We are proud to announce a new partnership with Telford Samaritans
Samaritans do a huge amount of good work both locally in the Telford area and nationally. They respond to calls for help day and night and are always there for anyone that needs them. Nationally across over 200 branches in the UK, they respond to a call for help every six seconds and provide emotional support to over half a million people a year, these are remarkable statistics.
Telford Samaritans local branch based in Wellington, has entered a partnership with AFC Telford United to be our named charity for season 2019/20. Telford Samaritans have taken a back wallboard in the University of Wolverhampton Stand and additionally have taken a full page advert in our match day programme, as well as A4 posters and other promotional publicity at the New Bucks Head.
In turn, AFC Telford United will help support Telford Samaritans by enabling them to have two matchday bucket collections during season 2019/20 and help support them
We very much welcome this partnership with Telford Samaritans, they do a great job both in our local community in Telford and nationally
David Lewis, Telford Samaritans Director, said “We welcome this opportunity to work with AFC Telford United. Our aim is to encourage people to talk to us, or each other, when they are finding life difficult. Through working together, we hope to highlight to fans the help that is available to anyone who is struggling, as well as highlighting ways that they might want to help or become involved with Telford Samaritans in the future”.
Due to the high number of Collection Requests AFC Telford United receive, we are now regulating the number and frequency of Collections undertaken at the New Bucks Head.
You must be a registered charity, community or voluntary organisation, or an individual who is acting on behalf of either of these.
Priority will be given to those organisations operating within Telford and Wrekin.
You must have permission from the organisation to collect. A letter from the organisation confirming the organisation’s full name and/or charity number must be submitted.
Under Section 63 of the Charities Act 1992 a person may be found guilty of an offence where they falsely state that an institution for which they are raising money is a registered charity unless they have reasonable grounds for believing that the institution was registered.
AFC Telford United reserves the right to request additional information on organisations and reserve the right to refuse requests.