My name is Roy Redgrift (for those who don’t know). I am the Secretary of AFC Tima. As a Team we are all too aware of the struggles everyone is having at this present time and although some of us are managing, there are many more struggling to make ends meet and even feed their children.
Therefore we have joined up with a charity called “Bridge the Gap, Wirral”. They help people to feed their families among other great things through the hardships people are facing because of the pandemic. As a Club, we are also working with:- The Youth Resource Centre, The Young Peoples Hall, 97 Poulton Road, Wallasey, the group, Bridge The Gap, a group of six Churches and The Steven Morgan Foundation.
We are asking everyone if they could possibly join in helping. If Teams, Players or anyone who can spare a tin or packet of something could do just that it would be a massive show of community spirit - The Team has decided to call it “Carry the Can for Kids”.
Our Players are going to bring “A Can” or anything else they can donate to any Game we play, the more people we get to join in the more we can help those in need. Hopefully meaning no one goes hungry over Christmas. All we ask is that our fellow teams in the B.S.L. do the same.
There are 43 Teams in The B.S.L. with an average of 20 players per team. Including Secretaries, Managers etc. rounding up to an average of 900 people. If EVERY person bought one can or one packet of something imagine how many struggling families we could help? Potentially giving them a chance at a Happy Christmas.
So, can you all please ask your Clubs to get involved and help when so many are failing them?
The Organisations helps EVERYBODY so, if you or anybody you know needs help please contact “Bridge the Gap”. Everything is private and confidential.
Tima has organised a few different “drop off points” or collections can be done:-
35 The Woodlands
BIRKENHEAD CH41 2SJ
65 Wheatland Lane
WALLASEY CH44 7EE
Bridge the Gap
97 Poulton Road
WALLASEY CH44 9DE
The Yog Hut
1 Upton Road
BIRKENHEAD CH41 0DE
ANYTHING you can offer will be gratefully received. So let’s come together as a Football Community and make a difference to those who need our help.
Yours in Football
Roy Redgrift, Secretary
Robert Pimblett, Manager
Any further information can be found with these contact details. Come On, lets
CARRY THE CAN FOR KIDS.
Roy Redgrift, 07545615850
Robert Pimblett, 07557054563