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Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust and Watford Mencap join in big fundraising challenge
Two of Watford’s favourite charities are teaming up for three fundraising challenges.
Watford FC’S Community Sports and Education Trust will collaborate with Watford Mencap to trek up Snowdon in May, take part in the London Nightrider event in June, and a London to Amsterdam Cycle in August.
The challenges are open to anyone who wants to take part, including individuals or corporate teams who want to make a difference in supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Watford and the surrounding areas.
The Hornets’ Community Trust delivers positive activities to vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and communities in Hertfordshire, Harrow and Hillingdon, engaging with more than 100,000 individuals per year.
It must raise more than £1 million year on year to continue to provide its projects, which have now become embedded within the many communities they serve.
Watford Mencap is an independent charity with a long established history of providing high quality services to people with learning disabilities and their parents and carers living in south west Hertfordshire.
The charity believes people with learning disabilities have the right to enjoy equal opportunities and be valued as members of society, enabling them to lead the kind of life they want for themselves.
Jane Pattinson, Director at Watford Mencap, said: "We at Watford Mencap are absolutely delighted to be chosen as the 2014 charity partner for Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust and we are really looking forward to working together over the next year.
"Although affiliated to national Mencap, Watford Mencap is a charity in its own right and does not receive any funding from them, so by taking part in one of these exciting challenges people will be able to make a real difference to the lives of local people with learning disabilities and their families in South West Herts."
Neil Hart, Head of Community Development at the Hornets’ Community Trust, added: "There are many similarities between ourselves and Watford Mencap, with the day to day sustainability of the charity our main priority, and we are delighted to be working with them.
"A financial climate of continuing funding cuts makes the continuation of much-needed community work a real challenge, so we would like to encourage as many individuals and corporate organisations to get involved in these fundraising events. Join us and you can make a real difference to our community."
Click on the link for details of the events: http://issuu.com/watfordfccsetrust/docs/flyer_book
To sign up contact Andrea Viglieno on 01923 496225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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