The Menace launched a charity partnership with the MS Society last year, and we have been wearing the charity’s logo on the shoulders of our match shirts all season. The large banner behind the goal is also a constant reminder of our support for the cause.
We are pleased to announce that our Manager, Mary Phillip, has today been announced as an Ambassador for the charity. This is in recognition of her inspirational story, and a timely announcement on International Women’s Day. You can read more about this on their website, together with a couple of blogs from Mary.
We are also pleased to announce that we will be hosting an awareness raising and fundraiser at our match vs Ten-Em-Be on 9 April. We hope that as many as possible from the community will come out and support on the day. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the charity, and to donate to their work.
Bryan Hall, Chairman, added “Being at the heart of the community, and supporting initiatives that affect our lives in Southwark is really important for me and the club. I have been really pleased that we have been able to support MS Society this season. The match on 9 April will be a great chance to celebrate this partnership, as well as Mary’s appointment as an Ambassador to the charity.”
Lee Dainty, Celebrity and VIP Supporter Manager at the MS Society said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to announce Mary Phillip as our latest Ambassador. Over 130,000 people live with MS in the UK, including many people in Southwark – it’s relentless, painful and disabling. We can’t wait to work with Mary to raise more understanding of the condition."
He added “The MS Society is here to make life better for people with MS through research, campaigning and support – we’ve really appreciated the backing we’ve had from the Menace this season. We’re very much looking forward to continuing this partnership.”