Oxford United in the Community will be able to reach more people this season – thanks to the generosity of U’s supporters.
It started when United fan Paul Timms won an Oxvox members prize draw of two season tickets, donated by Manor Flooring.
Paul is based in Northern Ireland and can only attend matches occasionally. When he discovered he had scooped the two season tickets Paul donated the tickets to United’s charity to use to support others this season.
And when Dan Burgess, Founder of Wotton based Manor Flooring discovered Paul’s actions in another act of generosity he paid to upgrade the tickets to the 1893 Club.
Chris Lowes, Head of Operations at Oxford United in the Community said: “A big thank you to Dan at Manor Flooring, Paul and Oxvox for their selfless support. The pair of season tickets will help us reach and engage with more people in our community and use the power of football to keep making a difference. It is truly inspiring what we can achieve when we work together.”
Oxford United the Community’s strategic aims include increasing participation in sport and physical activity, improving mental well-being and engaging with isolated groups. Its coaching staff deliver programmes in nursery and primary schools across Oxfordshire. The charity also delivers the popular Manor Club to the over 50’s to help tackle isolation in the older community.
The charity is currently celebrating its 30-year anniversary and recently appointed club legends James Constable and Les Robinson as Patrons. As part of the anniversary celebrations the charity launched a Dream Big Appeal to raise £30,000 in its 30th year to help it do more impactful work across Oxfordshire. People can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/OUITC30YEARS