Club continues to support charity

Cramlington United FC mascot Crammy with some of the club youngsters.
Cramlington United FC mascot Crammy with some of the club youngsters.

A CRAMLINGTON club and a charity are celebrating as their partnership goes from strength to strength.

In April this year, Cramlington United FC and the Teenage Cancer Trust created the first partnership in the UK between a grassroots football club and a major national charity.

The aim was to increase funding and awareness of the trust while enabling the club to continue its work of providing sporting activities within the local community.

Cramlington United has already helped the charity – which has a unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital based at Newcastle’s RVI – off the pitch, raising more than £2,000 in July with a successful summer family fun weekend.

And bosses have vowed to continue that good work and raise more money.

The next stage of the partnership has seen new strips provided for Cramlington United, all featuring the trust logo.

Jonathan Buck, Cramlington United chairman, said: “Putting the logo onto the official club strip is a major commitment.

“However, we have said all along that this club is different to many others and we are here for the benefit of the community.

“Although we are all extremely proud of our football achievements, we also feel we have a responsibility to do more.

“Developing respect, raising awareness of the needs of others and instilling a real sense of community into the club is something we will continue to strive for.”