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Contact Continues to Support the Community Foundation Disability & Mental Health Programme 2020/21

Oct 14, 2020

The Community Foundation would like to thank leading packaging and flexo plate-making company Contact Originators for their generosity in their sponsorship for our Disability and Mental Health programme for 2020/21.

The Foundation is immensely proud of the opportunities the programme offers within the local community to over 250 children, young people and adults (Male and Female) with a range of physical and learning disabilities and mental health illness and to senior citizens who are maybe lonely and living in social isolation. Their provision now includes weekly football/multisport coaching sessions and tournaments for young adults living with a range of disabilities, complex needs and serious mental illness; a Walking Football group for senior citizens and those with dementia and a weekly Drop-in “Sport in Memories” Social Wellbeing Group for people experiencing loneliness and living with social isolation.

This partnership shows a further 12 months support by Contact following on from their sponsorship for last season’s Club’s ball boys and girls for the entirety of the 2019/20 National League season.

Dave Wardle, Foundation manager said:

“We would like to thank Contact for their fantastic support towards our Disability and Mental Health programme which is so valuable to so many vulnerable people in our local community. The programme of activities that we provide enables us to reach out to a variety of groups with a range of needs, aiming to promote healthy lifestyles, extending opportunity, choice and control – benefitting those attendees physically, socially and emotionally.

“Contact’s generous sponsorship will help towards running the programme of activities in funding new equipment, activity costs, venue hire, refreshments, tournament and coaching costs. This support is absolutely vital in making such a positive difference to the local community. We are delighted to have Contact as our supporter for this project and hope this will lead to a long and successful partnership!”

Steve Mulcahy, CEO of Contact said:

“Stockport County is our local football team, so this sponsorship deal is a wonderful prospect for the club and Contact Originators. It enables us to give something back to our local community and we are extremely proud and excited to have agreed the deal.

“The Foundation is a vital asset for the wider Stockport community, supporting some of our most vulnerable members of society. It opens the door to sporting and social opportunities that otherwise would probably not exist for them.”

If anyone would like to get further information about the Foundations Disability provision then please contact Adrian Rigby-Bates, Disability Football Development Officer for the Foundation on 0161 286 8888 (option 3) or alternatively email him at [email protected]

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