RUFC v Hull City

Published: 13/02/2024

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2024! At the match today RUCT are spreading Random Acts of Kindness across the stadium, so keep your eye out for one of our staff members and you may be lucky enough to be given something special! Hate Crime Poster Competition This year, Rotherham United Community Trust in partnership with… Continue reading RUFC v Hull City

Random Acts of Kindness Day 2024!

At the match today RUCT are spreading Random Acts of Kindness across the stadium, so keep your eye out for one of our staff members and you may be lucky enough to be given something special!

Hate Crime Poster Competition

This year, Rotherham United Community Trust in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC), Forge CPD and The Anti-Bullying Company launched a school wide Hate Crime Poster creating competition.

Brinsworth Academy student, Callum Howson, to on the challenge designing a poster that raised awareness of hate crimes. His work contains messages, statistics and advice to convey information in a succinct and easily absorbed way.

Well done, Callum. We are delighted to have you join us here at today’s game.

A Successful EFL #GreenFootballWeekend

On Saturday the 3rd of February, Rotherham United F.C. and Rotherham United Community Trust got stuck in with the EFL #GreenFootballWeekend. To kick off the week RUCT staff participated in a meat-free meal on Monday and visited St Bede’s Primary School who have a meat-free lunch every Wednesday, as part of the message for #GreenFootballWeekend was to transfer to veg.

By choosing one meat-free meal a week, latest figures show that families spend over £17 a week on meat, compared to around £6 on fruit and vegetables. Eating less meat can save you money, reduce your carbon footprint, as well as reduce your risk of heart disease!

Blake Freeman, teacher at St Bede’s, told us “It has been a great scheme that has allowed a wide range of children the opportunity to try food that they may not have usually picked on a normal day as well as getting them thinking about our personal health alongside the conversation of the planet.”

If you attended the match on the 3rd of February, you may have seen our Health & Wellbeing coach Mike Dyson, out at the front at the stadium handing out free fruit! The fruit was provided to us from Ellis’ Fruit and Vegetables. If you would like to look at some meat-free meal recipes, follow the link!

HEALTH | Meat-Free Recipes for #GreenFootballWeekend – Rotherham United Community Trust (ruct.co.uk)

Rotherham Samaritans

Every 10 seconds Samaritans responds to a call for help. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

Shocking statistics are that 75% of all deaths by suicide are men and also suicide is the biggest killer of young people age 16 – 24.

Rotherham Samaritans are based at their branch in Percy Street and have recently celebrated their 45th Anniversary. They have around 40 listening volunteers plus support volunteers who help with things like admin and fund raising.  Nationally Samaritans has also just celebrated 70 years of listening.

A new initiative is attending the Catch Up Café at Rotherham Minster on the first Tuesday morning each month – anyone who would like a face to face to face conversation with a Samaritan volunteer is very welcome to come along.

You don’t have to be suicidal to phone Samaritans but if something is on your mind please get in touch.  People call about all sorts of issues including relationships, bereavement, cost of living crisis, mental health and more.  Our 24 hour free phone number is 116 123.