Club's Community Trust receives £2,000-cheque from FA
Funds received from the Hatters’ participation in last season’s FA Cup with benefit thousands of local school children.
All 124 clubs who participated in the first round of the competition during 2011/12 were able to nominate a local charity to receive £2,000 to assist with their charitable objectives from the proceeds of the FA Community Shield fixture. 68 per cent of all income from the fixture, played at Wembley in August between Manchester City and Chelsea is distributed to good causes.
Luton Town selected its own Community Trust to receive the donation and the cheque presentation, featuring dozens of local schoolchildren who will benefit from this extra funding, took place at half-time during the Hatters’ final league game of the season against Ebbsfleet United last week.
The money received from The FA will contribute to the easyJet free schools visit project which is sponsored by both the Club's main sponsor, easyJet , and the Blue Square Bet Conference Trust. The project provides free PE lessons to over 50 schools each week in Luton and Bedfordshire and reaches over 2,000 children every week.
The Trust's Football Development Officer, James Hatch, said: "This extra funding from the FA is great news for the easyJet free schools visit project. The Trust receives many requests from schools to visit and wherever we can we always try to fit everyone into the project.
“Extra funding will help ensure we are in a position to increase the number of schools visited each week and the number of free hours of PE we are able to deliver.”
Any schools who would like to take part in the Club's free schools visit project can contact James at the Club on either 07725 172345 or by emailing email@example.com.