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Football in the Community to host bucket collection

22 January 2020

This Saturday, ahead of Stags' home match against Bradford City, Mansfield Town Football in the Community will host a bucket collection at One Call Stadium to raise funds for the continuation of a number of community-based projects.

For the last three decades, Football in the Community have worked with generations of people, helping them develop, improve in sport and gain valuable life skills along the way.

Community staff and volunteers will be spread around One Call Stadium on Saturday, gathering donations from supporters attending the match - as the scheme celebrates their 30th year of helping the community.

Head of Community Mark Hemingray said: "Over the last three decades we have evolved beyond expectations, ensuring we offer something for everyone - from holiday clubs and childcare for youngsters, to Walking Football and Active Minds for seniors.

"As a self-funded, charity organisation, we will be using money raised from the bucket collection to contribute towards the running of those projects, ensuring they are around for the next 30 years.

"Mansfield Town Football in the Community is proud to work across the area with all ages, giving them the platform to express themselves as they develop through life.

"Having worked at Football in the Community for 27 of the 30 years, I'm proud to see how much the scheme has developed and progressed, impacting on a wide variety of people.

"As a self-funded organisation we are extremely grateful for donations made by the public, from which we will strive to give something back as we continue to host affordable and accessible programmes for youngsters, in particular our half-term holiday clubs.

"We take pride in bringing people together and ensuring that there is something for everyone and the donations from the public will make a massive contribution on allowing us to continue that."

To learn more about Mansfield Town Football in the Community, you can access their website by clicking here.

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