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Oxford United in the Community video updates

11 June 2019

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The Head of Oxford United in the Community, Chris Lowes, today outlined the scale of the charity via a new video interview, as part of its 30-year celebrations.

In the video Chris explains how Oxford United in the Community delivers 40 sessions in schools weekly. Chris also says the community team provides ‘up-skill’ training for PE teachers and supports numeracy and literacy education for youngsters.

The Vice Chair of Oxford United in the Community, Greig Box Turnbull, encourages U’s supporters to “make the club’s charity their charity of choice.”

The interview was conducted as part of the charity’s Dream Big campaign to celebrate its 30th anniversary of delivering impactful work in our community.

The charity is working to raise awareness of its work and is campaigning to raise £30,000 to help it do more in the future.

Chris said: “If the Dream Big appeal is successful it will help us reach more people across our community and have an even better positive impact on more people’s lives. We have produced some videos as part of our efforts to increase awareness of what we do, and we will continue to communicate our work.

“We’re proud of the work we do in the community and we have a real platform here to do so much more, thanks to the affinity so many people have with the football club and the sport generally. But we need support to up-scale and reach more people – if anyone can help by donating any amount to our Dream Big appeal it will make a difference across Oxfordshire.”

The charity helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education. The charity’s coaching staff deliver programmes in nursery and primary schools across Oxfordshire. They are qualified not only in football coaching, but in teaching interventions including Real PE, which focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning.

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