Oxford United’s charity is delivering more impact in the community – thanks to the generosity of U’s fans.
A fantastic £3,500 has been donated so far this season by United fans when purchasing tickets online.
The cash pledges have been added to Oxford United in the Community’s Dream Big Appeal pot and is helping the charity to help others.
Charity coaches delivered sessions at Blackbird Leys Adventure playground, in the heart of the United community. The donations have also enabled the charity to improve its out-reach across Oxfordshire, including purchasing United kits for community match-day mascots. Additionally, an exciting new visually impaired football programme is set to be fully launched, following the cash boost.
It has only been made possible thanks to the generosity of United fans who have backed fund set up to celebrate the 30-year anniversary of Oxford United in the Community.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community, said: “The donations have enabled us to increase positive impact and engagement in the county. Without the additional funds it would not have been possible to deliver these impactful initiatives.
“The feedback we have received from people who have directly benefited from the new schemes has been truly uplifting. We have a new strategy in place to further deliver increased impact across Oxfordshire, but with the continued support of United fans we hope we can continue to deliver additional projects that make a difference.
“We are proud of the positive impact we are able to make in the community using the power of football and truly thank you for brilliant support from everyone who has donated.”
Oxford United Vice Chairman Zaki Nuseibeh recently became a Trustee of the charity.
He added: “It has been a privilege to join the club’s charity and to further witness the excellent work the team is doing in the county. The impact the charity is delivering in Oxfordshire is fantastic and I admire the determination of the team to deliver even more.
“We want the charity to remain a key part of the Oxfordshire community and to increase our work with key deliver partners to enable increased impact. We are thankful to everyone who has donated to date and would encourage people to continue to pledge what they can as they buy tickets online.”
Supporters can donate whenever they purchase a ticket online, or if you wish to donate without purchasing a ticket, you can do so directly here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ouitc30years
We will continue to update supporters on the projects that the donations have allowed us to deliver as the season progresses.
Oxford United in the Community is the football club’s official charity and helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education.