Firstly, let us introduce ourselves and outline the reasons behind our new fundraising campaign. The Crystal Palace FC Foundation is the registered charitable arm of Crystal Palace FC. We exist to maintain and support our local communities. We are South London and proud, this stands for: representation, inclusion and diversity.
We are proud to exist under the mighty name of Crystal Palace FC, a club with deep roots and longstanding heritage in the community.
Being that we are self-funded, we are reaching out to our loyal fan base, faithful supporters and trusted friends to drive our future aspirations forward and create the most successful, thriving football Foundation that exists in the game.
In October 2014 the Palace Foundation received a Mark of Excellence for contributions to the local community and this was followed up with a win at the national Football Business Awards under the category of ‘Best Community Scheme in 2015. Now we are in 2016, we want to mirror and better this success by broadening our existing work, and developing new strands of work that will better serve all compliments of our diverse communities.
To do this, we need your help! The CPFC Foundation will be organising a variety of fun filled charity events, challenges and fundraising days to support the growth of the Foundations activity. Our current model has allowed us to develop and excel in certain areas, now we are looking to be a sector leader in every department, and all in the name of mighty Crystal Palace.
The Palace way stays true to our roots, genuine to our community and honest to our partners, friends and supporters.
These funds will help to ensure the sustainability of existing project activity, including:
• Powerchair (electronic wheelchair) Football
• Learning disabled football activity
• Health education workshops for young people and their parents
• Healthy lifestyle sessions for the 30 years+
• Stay active clubs for the elderly
• Training and education opportunities for disadvantaged young people
• Improving the life chances of vulnerable young people through sport
Some of the areas we would like to progress into are football/activity based sessions specifically targeted toward young people with Autism, additional provision for elderly care as an extension of our existing ‘Extra Time’ club and more ‘get fit, stay fit’ clubs for young people and adults who need support and guidance in what a healthy lifestyle consists of and how to maintain it.
Thank you for your time, please register your interest below. We welcome thoughts, ideas and guidance from all of our local residents, business communities, fans and support groups.
t: 020 8768 6047