Players choose their charity of the year.
Happy Days Children’s Charity provides day trips and short breaks to some of the UK’s most vulnerable families. Last year, many thousands of children were supported by the Charoty but there are many more who still need their help. There are over 500,000 young people with special needs in the UK, many with severe health issues and life-limiting conditions. The physical, emotional and financial strain on families can be enormous, and a simple trip to the seaside or a day out can often be beyond their means.
Ryan Sinclair, Chief Executive of Happy Days Children’s Charity said “We’re absolutely thrilled to be chosen as Luton Town Players’ Charity of the Year for 2015-16. Last year, Happy Days provided respite breaks and day trips for over 20,000 young people with special needs across the UK, and with the support of the team we’re confident we’ll be able to make a real difference to many more local children over the coming year. This is a fantastic boost to our work and will help us reach even more people to let them know about the vital work we’re doing in the community.”
Hatters club captain Stephen McNulty said: “As a squad are delighted to lend our support towards Happy Days. They are a local charity in Luton who help make a significant difference to a thousands of children each year.
“There are a number of parents in the dressing room – me included – so it was a no-brainer that as a group of players that we support Happy Days.”
Players will be meeting staff from the charity in the coming days to plan activities for the coming season.
Later this week we will be asking supporters to choose their own charity of the year from the remaining shortlisted organisations; LAMP, NSPCC Luton and Luton Foodbank.