Rotherham United Community Trust are delighted to announce that we are supporting 3 local causes through our amazing swap shop scheme. We are now taking donations at each of the next 3 home games, Leeds United – 24th November, Swansea City – 9th December, West Bromwich Albion – 12th December and our final swap shop before Christmas will be open on Tuesday 18th December.
Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has been supporting the experience of patients for more than 25 years. They aim to enhance patient care by providing those extra touches that really make a difference. Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s neonatal Tiny Toes appeal aims to raise £150,000 to create a home form home for our most vulnerable patients and their families.
Shiloh is a charity that offers support to adults who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Who offers housing advice, education & training, creative activities and support for health and addictions.
Social Supermarket: Building Confidence, Community and Resilience, The Social Supermarket is about so much more than food! As well as paying a visit to their shop, members can join activities, receive support in making positive life changes and find a new community to belong to.
We are after donations of the following items:
Football boots and kit
Warm winter clothing, particularly coats and hats
Trainers and shoes
Selection boxes – The Firehouse Group are collecting these on the 9th and 12th home matches for Help a Hallam Child
Please remember that to be able to pass these on to individuals and our charity partners items must be clean and in good condition (i.e. no major rips/holes/stains). Our donation boxes will be in the Youth Hub at anytime and in the Fan Zone on all match days.
Community Programme Manager, Jonny Allan, said:
“The three causes we are supporting as part of our wider cost of living support will resonate with many of our supporters. We want to use the power of the club and the football community to come together and shine a light on the great work being done across our town, anything that people can do to help us is thoroughly appreciated, no matter how small you think your donation or gesture might be.
We (Rotherham United Community Trust) are a charity in our own right and as such we too rely on grants, sponsorships and other fundraising to provide the services we do across the community. However, our profile and the profile of the football club affords us a fantastic opportunity to support local organisations and we are genuinely humbled when we see the vast amount of amazing work taking place right on our doorstep, supporting people from our town.”
*Rotherham United Community Trust and Rotherham United Football Club support as many great causes as is possible every year, although funding constraints do mean that we can’t support everyone, as much as we would love to.