It’s day nine of our 12 Days of Christmas campaign and children’s charity, Mosaic, are the next local organisation that will receive £1,000 from the Cherries Community Fund.
The scheme sees a dozen charities from within Dorset receive an equal share of £12,000 across the festive period to help spread some much-needed cheer.
The money being donated comes from the Cherries Community Fund, which was set up by the club, and has provided financial assistance to projects that help to develop young people and vulnerable groups, or those that promote sport and a healthy lifestyle.
The fund is financed from the proceeds of the popular Cherries Community Draw - prior to Covid - and any other donations the club receives.
Supporters recently voted and had their say as to which 12 charities would benefit from the scheme, with six charities already having received their donation so far this December.
Next to benefit are local charity, Mosaic, who support bereaved children and young people, along with their families.
They hold a series of activity days across the county to introduce families to others who have had a similar experience to them to help reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness which often follows a death.
After receiving the news that they would be receiving a £1,000 donation, a charity spokesperson spoke with afcb.co.uk.
“This funding would allow us to purchase Christmas gifts for the children that we work with.
“Any remaining funds would be used to provide counselling and support for bereaved children.”
Keep an eye out on our website in the run-up to Christmas to find out which other local organisations will benefit from the 12 Days of Christmas scheme.