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I will be taking part in the FC United/MedEquip4kids Minithon on Sunday 19th October to help raise funds for FC United and MedEquip4kids with all my sponsorship money split between these two organisations helping them further the work that they do.
MedEquip4kids is a Manchester based charity that helps sick and injured children in and out of hospital.
FC United was created in 2005 as a community football club to address the concerns of Manchester United fans about the changes that had taken place in the football club over the previous decade. The board of MUFC was less concerned with the views of supporters and more focused on demands from big business investors in the city; prices rocketed and the fixture list was chopped and changed to suit a TV audience as little thought was given to the match-going fan. All this culminated in the Glazer’s takeover in 2005 which landed the club with a debt of over £600 million to be paid off by supporters through hiking ticket prices even further.
FC United seeks to provide an alternative for fans refusing to be taken for granted by those who run our clubs and an affordable option for those who can no longer afford to go to watch top flight football.
In 2005 we pledged to make football accessible to communities across Greater Manchester with affordable admission prices and opportunities for young people to play football http://fc-utd.co.uk/manifesto.php We have delivered on those promises and achieved three straight promotions at the same time.
We wish to continue to progress the work we have started and have plans for our own stadium and consolidation of our work with community groups and those marginalized in our society, please help the club by sponsoring me and the other participants in the Minithon.
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: MedEquip4Kids gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
So please sponsor me now!