Community Spirit Campaign Launched
Oxford United are throwing their support behind a community project in the area to represent the club in a national competition to win a decoration makeover.
As part of its sponsorship of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, Johnstone’s has launched the ‘Community Spirit’ campaign which will see local community projects from all over the country vie for a makeover.
All 48 clubs in the 2014-15 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy will be invited to select, submit and provide their backing to one community project in their local area.
Fans of Oxford United and people involved in community projects in the area are invited to put forward project nominations at www.johnstonestrade.com/communityspirit, with the club selecting one.
As well as considering nominations submitted, Oxford United will reflect on work it already does in the community and in conjunction with the Football League Trust to consider potential options.
Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager of Johnstone’s Paint, said: “We have no restrictions on the nominations we are looking for – it could be a rundown scout hut or an amateur boxing club. The only proviso must be that the facility or group serves or provides a benefit to the community.”
After receiving the nominations from all clubs, a shortlisting process will then take place to whittle down the entries to four finalists to go before a public vote to decide the overall winner.
Nominations must be received by Friday November 21, with clubs making their final decision on which project will represent it on November 28.
Ben added: “This is an extremely exciting project which enables us to reflect on community work that we regularly carry out in areas across the UK.
“Johnstone’s Paint has always maintained a strong commitment to working closely with local communities and supporting residents in these areas.
“The Community Spirit campaign will provide the opportunity for one lucky facility or group to enjoy a complete decorating makeover from Johnstone’s Paint and we are looking forward to sifting through what we are sure will be many deserving nominations from the clubs.”