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Community Appeal Update

Rosie backs OUFC in the Community

25 March 2019

Oxford United in the Community Patron Peter Rhoades-Brown has called on U’s fans to back the club’s charity in its 30th anniversary year.

It has launched the Dream Big campaign to help it help more people in our community as part of the celebrations.

Oxford United in the Community runs 40 sessions every week and develop a range of sporting, educational, culture and social opportunities to help people in the local community fulfil their potential.

The charity supports thousands of people every year across all ages from two to 85-years-of-age.

Rosie joined the community programme when he retired from playing when the scheme was in its infancy. He later moved into the club’s commercial department – but retains close links to the charity as its Patron.

He said: ““We began this journey 30 years ago when we started a football in the community scheme.

“Working in the community and helping others under the United badge is so important.

“We’ve come a long way since 1989 and it’s wonderful to see the charity helping so many people in the county. But we are ambitious to do more and to help us go to the next level we’ve launched the Dream Big campaign.

“It would be fantastic to see United fans make Oxford United in the Community one of their charities of choice, so we can improve what we do.”

In 2008 the community scheme became the official charity of the football club. The transformation enabled Oxford United in the Community to expand its work and further use the power of football to improve lives and make a positive contribution to the county.

You can get involved and help them inspire the next generation by donating via their Just Giving Page and help us make a difference.

  • £5 – helps pay towards our on-going work in the community
  • £15 – could buy a football for community programmes
  • £25 – could buy a training top for a community football coach
  • £50 - could buy a football bibs for a school
  • £100- could pay for a community football coach for a day
  • £125 – could pay for 3G pitch hire for a community football session
  • £200 – could pay for the community mini-bus for a week

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