AFC Bournemouth are delighted to announce the club’s four charity partners for the 2018/19 season.
The four charities, who all work locally, were nominated and then voted for by four key parts of the club, with the following charitable organisations chosen by the club’s supporters, Junior Cherries AFC Business and the club’s staff.
The chosen charities will receive support from the club across the 2018/19 campaign that will include profile-raising player appearances, signed merchandise and club media support.
The four charities for the new season are:
Bournemouth Foodbank offer support to local people in crisis and provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food to those in need.
“We share a love for the community of Bournemouth and a passion to help local people. With this continued support we look forward to seeing an end to hunger in our town.” Ed Briggs, Bournemouth Foodbank
Gully’s Place was developed by Poole Hospital Charity to support children’s palliative care across Dorset, working at the hospital, at home and beyond.
“We are delighted that Gully’s Place has been chosen as the Junior Cherries charity of the year, we’re really excited about the partnership and look forward to a fantastic season of fundraising!” Sara Fripp, Gully’s Place
Dorset Mental Health Forum
Headquartered in Dorchester, the Dorset Mental Health Forum is a local peer-led charity that exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by mental illness by promoting wellbeing and recovery.
“Working with the Cherries will raise our profile and by strengthening our partnership we can look to support more people in recovery across the county not only through football but also through the Forum’s other projects and services.” Con Giorgi, Dorset Mental Health Forum
The Crumbs Project
Based at Slades Farm, Ensbury Park, the Crumbs Project is a catering training organisation which provides a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, stabilised drug and alcohol addictions, head and brain injuries, all serving the local community.
“This is a great opportunity for our small charity to gain awareness of the important work we do with vulnerable adults in our local community.”
We would like to thank everyone who voted and to all the charities that applied to become a partner for the upcoming season." Leanne Miller, the Crumbs Project