The Staffordshire FA is delighted to announce its charity of the year partnership with The Donna Louise Children's Hospice. Throughout the next year The Staffordshire FA will be working with the Hospice to raise vital funds and awareness of the services offered to hundreds of children and young adults.
Chief Executive Officer, Adam Evans said, "We are delighted that The Staffordshire FA has been able to secure a charity partnership with The Donna Louise. It is fantastic that we are in a position to provide support and exposure to the hospice and highlight some of the amazing work that they provide for families throughout Staffordshire and the surrounding area."
"As an organisation we are all extremely excited to be able to support the children and young adults, and their families, who rely on The Donna Louise. The hospice does some really fantastic work and thankfully we have already been able to provide three families with the opportunity to attend England games at Wembley Stadium and Port Vale FC."
"In order to raise awareness of The Donna Louise we have committed to supporting their Emergency Services day in July, and our staff and members will be looking to take part in some of the fantastic Challenge Events each year. We hope that our members will be able to support us in these challenges and raise as much money and awareness as possible."
The Donna Louise provides a wide range of vital services for children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families. Each year the charity must raise at least £3million, most of which comes from fundraising and donations, to continue to offer its services.
Vicky Smith, Fundraiser for The Donna Louise, said, "We're delighted that The Staffordshire FA has chosen us to be its charity of the year and we are really excited about the opportunities ahead.
"The money raised by The Staffordshire FA will help hundreds of children, young adults and their families who rely on The Donna Louise for everything from respite stays to counselling sessions, art therapy to support groups. We are looking forward to working closely with the Staffordshire FA throughout the next year."