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Salvation Army residents cheer alongside the Cod Army

14 October 2019

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A group of residents from a local Salvation Army Lifehouse had the chance to experience their first ever football match thanks to Fleetwood Town Football Club.

The club donated matchday tickets, allowing residents to chant alongside the Cod Army, and soak up the electric atmosphere while watching Fleetwood Town play from the Parkside Stand.

Throughout the year, Fleetwood Town has been working with George Williams House, which offers temporary supported accommodation to young people and families facing homelessness.

"Fleetwood Town is a big part of the community and everyone involved in the Club enjoys being able to give something back to those who live locally and support our team,” said Joel Chapman, from Fleetwood Town. 

“We have really enjoyed finding out more about the work of the Salvation Army in Fleetwood and we look forward to continuing to support their efforts in the future."

Jillian Franks, Specialist Support Worker at Fleetwood’s local Salvation Army, said:

“We would like to send a massive thank you to Fleetwood Town Football Club for the match tickets – the residents and staff had a fantastic time.

“Events like this are a huge benefit to the individuals we work with as most of the residents are extremely vulnerable and often have chaotic backgrounds, so would never normally be able to attend a football match and experience the atmosphere.”

The Club has recently installed a small pitch in the garden space at George Williams House, giving residents their very own place to play football. Fleetwood Town’s Community Trust also donated nets and footballs. Click here to read the full story.

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