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HOW WE'RE HELPING CHUMS

29 September 2015

Awareness, Support and Fundraising

Our Club Charity of the Year partnership with CHUMS is well underway now, with regular meetings taking place between Club and Charity. With a season-long relationship, we expect to be able to offer support to CHUMS in several different areas.

Awareness

We're very proud to have such a large, long-standing and loyal supporter base. By offering CHUMS a platform through our communications online, in the programme and around the ground we're well placed to help raise masses of awareness of the charity and of the important services that they provide. This includes the Trauma Service which supports traumatically bereaved children and young people who may have had a parent or other close family member die as a result of murder, suicide, road traffic collision or other sudden or multiple deaths. We're also hoping that through this awareness, some of our supporters will get involved, through volunteering or even their own fundraising.

Find out more about two of CHUMS' latest appeals on the links below:


Neonatal Bereavement Service in Luton which lost its statutory funding very recently.  


Support

CHUMS work closely with a great deal of young people who have suffered a bereavement of some kind or other personal tragedies. Simply by opening the doors to CHUMS and the young people and families they help, we're able to offer people like Joseph and Nathaniel an unforgettable day out and a much needed escape. We're excited to welcome many more young people to the Club this year.

Joseph and his brother Nathanael came to watch the Hatters play against Mansfield in September. While they were here, they watched the warm up from the dugout, and met Terry Harris, and Luke Guttridge, who's daughter Isabelle also came to say hello to the lads. Here's what they had to say afterwards:

"It was great at the football on Saturday."

 

 

Joseph – “I liked it because I sat in the dug out”. 

Nathanael – “I liked when they scored the penalty”. “I liked when I met Luke Gutteridge because it was exciting and I met the manager and the physio”.

 

Fundraising

CHUMS wouldn't be able to do their important work without the fundraising efforts of their supporters and fundraising team. This season, we'll be doing what we can to help them reach their fundraising targets with some fundraising ideas of our own. If you'd like to get involved, or have some idea about how you could help - get in touch today!


Kit's Story from Chums on Vimeo.


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