Bognor Rocks in the Community (BRIC) is an exciting initiative to connect the club with the local community. Following the fantastic recent support and generosity to the club in raising more than £50,000, we want to give something back to our home town.
The launch of BRIC means that at each home game we will be inviting guests from various worthy set-ups to visit Nyewood Lane -- and for Saturday's game against Margate, we welcome former player John Price in his role with Love Your Hospital.
The organisation is the dedicated charity for the three hospitals that make up Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, Worthing Hospital and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham.
They aim to fund new and improved medical equipment, enable staff to provide outstanding healthcare and ensure patients have access to upgraded facilities.
We hope John and the guests enjoy the action and are able to cheer on a victory for the Rocks!
The visit ties in perfectly with BRIC's mission statement, which is to "engage, welcome and support the whole Bognor Regis community, and to increase the role of the football club within it".
BRIC aims to reach out to the whole area and bring into greater focus many of the schemes already running involving the local community. These include a growing and very successful youth football project involving more than 30 boys’ and girls’ teams embracing players from all sorts of backgrounds and ethnic groups.
With other links to local food-banks, plus charities and community organisations, the club has already built up a lot of expertise and contacts to begin taking this further.
Roger Nash has agreed to chair the sub-committee set up to drive BRIC forward. He said: “I'm delighted to be involved in this important new initiative and already we are buzzing with ideas and suggestions as to how we can play an even bigger role in the Bognor Regis and wider community."
*If you have ideas and suggestions regarding BRIC, then please contact Louise Lawson at: email@example.com.