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FC United Minithon 2013


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On Sunday 20th October 2013 I’ll be running the 2013 FC United Minithon, a 5.8km course around Chorlton Meadows in Manchester. I’m trying to raise a few bob for the ACE Centre North and FC United of Manchester. A few of you very kindly sponsored me to run the same event last year and I’m appealing to your warm, cuddly, generous nature again.

The ACE Centre North is based in Manchester and is the recognised national charity for assisting and training people of all ages with severe communication difficulties. The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life but many people have problems communicating because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability. Teams of therapists, teachers and technicians from the ACE Centre North provide a range of specialist services including assessments, loans of equipment and training and information. You can find out more about the organisation here;

In previous years the FC United Minithon has helped the ACE Centre North to raise funds to buy the latest eye-gaze system to allow those with complex communication needs to communicate by eye movement. We hope that the 2013 event will be as successful.

The other half of the proceeds from the Minithon will go to FC United of Manchester. Many of you reading this will know that this is a cause close to my heart having been a founder member of the club in 2005. Indeed I’ve spent much of the last eight years boring anyone who’ll listen with FC United related stuff.

FC United is a community football club owned and democratically run by its members. It is a cooperative or to give it its formal title, a Community Benefit Society. Membership is open to all with everyone an equal co-owner holding one voting share in the club. The club currently plays in the Evo-stik Northern Premier League.

Why should you spare any of your hard earned cash for a football club? Well, the club does a phenomenal amount of work in the community with a manifesto that enshrines a commitment to being of benefit to all the communities that it serves. You can get a flavour of this work here;

The club was awarded the Football Foundation’s Community Club of the Year award for 2012. But all of this work costs money.

If you can spare a pound or two to support these two worthy causes then that would be very much appreciated. My fundraising page can be found at the link below. And I’ll promise not to pester you again until the same time next year.

Donating through this page is simple, quick and secure. It is the most efficient way to
give, so every donation goes further, and if you are a UK taxpayer and give Gift Aid consent you will boost your donation.

Thanks very much for your support.


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