Another partnership we hold close to our hearts is the one we have built with Stockport County - Pure Insight are their local charity of choice this year. Not only have they donated 10 season tickets to us this month - which our young people and their families make much use of - they also decided to hold a charity football match where all proceeds were also donated to Pure Insight.
The season tickets and the cheque for £1320 were kindly donated by a long time County fan. He very kindly asked for donations rather than gifts for his birthday - his sons organised a charity match as a birthday gift for their dad.
Here he is with our Jenny and Lewis (one of our lovely young people who is a HUGE Stockport County fan).
It never ever ceases to amaze us the support we get from the local community. The gratitude we feel can't really be put into words; we know that the positive changes we see in our young people speak those words for us.
The money raised will go towards another trip to the seaside for all our young people. Simon Dawson (Commercial Manager at Stockport County) said that he saw a video a few years ago of a trip we organised for our young people to Llandudno and that stuck with him so he wants us to use the money for another trip. We know that these trips hold amazing long lasting memories for our young people; some of them had never been to the sea before our trip to Llandudno.
Stockport County are even loaning us their team bus for the day! Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do.
Another amazing opportunity to come out of our partnership with Stockport County is that Lewis Bates (pictured above) will also be volunteering with 'Help the Hatters'.