MALVERN Town FC’s plea for space so it can offer a much broader use than just football has gathered pace in recent months and has now received a £2,000 boots.
Platform was happy to help after seeing the team and the benefits it would have for the local community.
The housing association are no strangers to Malvern Town Football Club as it holds its Help Centre there every Thursday morning for the local community with the help of Fusion job coach Matt White and digital transformation officer Tim Marsh. The sessions offer help with computers, registering for jobs, CV assistance and much more.
The donation will go towards the renovation of a disused building at Malvern Town FC, for a large modern kitchen, entrance hall and hireable rooms for use by the wider local community for meetings, club activities, learning, yoga and sports qualifications. They will cater for local people of all age groups and help with tackling anti-social behaviour.
Chief operations officer for Platform Housing, Marion Duffy, said: “We want as many local families as possible to benefit from our donations, and as part of our recent campaign that ran throughout December, we were able to donate over £27,000 to local community groups and charities up and down the country.
“This project is huge for Malvern and will be an important asset for many people once complete.”
Chris Pinder, Malvern Town Football Club’s chairman, said: “Over 50 backers have got behind Phase One of Project 2022, which will see the space turned into multi-purpose rooms suitable for meetings and education, plus modern kitchen facilities to serve the local community.
“The hub is intended to be a base for planning operations to tackle anti-social behaviour and to divert young people into more positive activities – it will allow us to attract a much wider range of users by expanding the type of activities that we can host at the stadium.
“It will also enable us to plan and deliver education.”
Platform offers customers, charities and groups fast and flexible support with cash to help cover the cost of food, essential items, energy and utility costs via the wellbeing fund. And there is ‘Community Chest’ funding to help bring about positive changes in the community.