Club make donations to two local charities
Bury Hospice and Bury FC Community Trust, two local charities, have benefitted from the annual Charity Shield game played at Wembley.
All money raised from the Charity Shield distribution fund is shared amongst all clubs, in order that local charities can benefit from the game.
This year, the Shakers have again donated £1,000 to Bury Hospice and also to Bury FC Community Trust.
Pictured above is Michelle King, fund raiser for Bury Hospice and Mike Morris from Bury FC Community Trust, receiving their donations from Bury FC General Manager Jill Neville.
‘Bury Hospice’ is a registered charity providing end of life and palliative care to people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting disease, living in the six towns of Bury. Care is provided to any person over the age of 18 who is registered with a GP in the Bury area. And they currently care for around 350 patients and their families every year.
It costs in the region of £1.8 million to run Bury Hospice each and every year. Less than 20 per cent of this is funded by the NHS and therefore they have to generate more than 80 per cent of our own income every year through fundraising, Hospice shops and the Bury Hospice lottery. All care is provided entirely free of charge and is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
More info on Bury Hospice can be found here: http://www.buryhospice.co.uk/
Bury FC Community Trust objects are for the benefit of the public generally and, in particular the inhabitants of Lancashire and Greater Manchester and their surrounding areas.
They aim to promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for sport, recreation or other leisure time occupation of such persons who have need for such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving their conditions of life. They also aim to advance the education of children and young people through such means as the trustees think fit in accordance with the law of charity.
More info on the trust can be found here: http://buryfccommunitytrust.co.uk