The Good Causes that will be supported by this scheme will be
Hebburn Helps Food Bank & Crisis Support Centre
The team at Hebburn Helps offer a fantastic and much needed service to the local people of Hebburn but also wider South Tyneside community. The team cover not just food provision but also support those most vulnerable within the community through their numerous campaigns and support mechanisms they offer.
Over the past 12 months during the Covid-19 pandemic the demand on the teams service has increased 10 fold and as such they are constantly on the look out for those in a position to support through donations of food, clothing, appliances or financially to help them continue to offer these crisis services. All of what Angie and the wider team do can be found at their website in the link here https://hebburnhelps.co.uk/
Hebburn Town Juniors FC
Hebburn Town Juniors is the dedicated voluntarily run grassroots organisation that is part of Hebburn Town FC. The junior club caters for children between the ages of 3 years old up to 18 years of age of any gender or ethnic minority by offering football related provision on a weekly basis. The organisation works very closely with the local authority, local schools and other partner groups to help tackle some of the area's key issues whereby a football related intervention could help (these can be free football sessions for children, walking football for older residents or events at a relatively low cost to support health and well being). The Junior club do not have a base/home to call their own and as part of this campaign any funds raised will support the build of a new dedicated community building at the site of Hebburn Sports Ground offering a social classroom type facility enabling the club to offer wider services.
Motor Neuron Disease Association
Motor Neuron Disease is a awful and tragic disease that attacks peoples brains and spinal cord nerves. The disease is life shortening and at present there is no cure. There is a 1/300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime and the disease effects up to 5000 adults in the UK at any one time. Tragically the football club has witnessed friends close to the club (players & coaches) who have had this awful disease and sadly died or currently living with the impacts, therefore we know how tough the journey is and have an understanding of what individuals, families and friends go through. The MNDA charity is the clubs chosen partner charity this year so we hope we can help make a difference with monies raised. You can find out more about the disease at the link here https://www.mndassociation.org/