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Nov 19, 2019
We are delighted to announce that long time supporter of the Community Foundation, Parfetts Cash & Carry have agreed to continue their sponsorship with the Community Foundation and will remain our Disability sponsor for the next twelve months. Due to the hard work of everyone in the Foundation, we are now running more disability/mental health sessions each week as we develop such a vital arm of the charity. The partnership and vital funding will allow us to continue to develop and give all our teams the opportunity to wear a full Stockport County kit displaying the Parfetts brand at regular fixtures and festivals throughout the season.
Adrian Rigby-Bates, Disability Football Development Officer said:
“We would like to thank Parfetts Cash & Carry for their generosity in once again supporting our disability programme over the forthcoming season. We are extremely proud of the opportunities we offer within our local community to over 250 children, young people and adults (Male and Female) with a range of physical and learning disabilities, mental health illness and complex needs to engage with football and sport and promoting a healthy lifestyle. We deliver weekly football and multisport coaching sessions for juniors and adults and provide the opportunity for participants to play in competitive monthly football tournaments. The project helps to extend opportunity, choice and control – benefitting those attendees physically, socially and emotionally”.
“Parfetts sponsorship has helped to grow the project with the weekly Pan Disability football coaching sessions numbers of participants seeing significant growth at Houldsworth Village, Stockport across our Monday Junior disability session participants to 15 players and Wednesday Adults sessions reaching 32 players. In addition, this season’s Adult Ability Counts monthly league has now three divisions (Premiership, Championship and League One) and has seen an increase in 16 teams now taking part, with Stockport County having 3 teams. The Junior League has three Under 12s and Under 16s teams playing each month and County have a team in each age group. The disability programme is growing from strength to strength which is tremendous!”
Guy Swindell, Parfetts Retail Director responded:
“Parfetts are committed to supporting local chartable organisations, and the Stockport County Community Foundation continues to do excellent work in and around the local community. It stretches beyond just football for the elite and engages both adults and children in the local area. I look forward to hearing about the great work the Foundation continues to do, and we are very proud to be their Disability sponsor for the next twelve months.
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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