Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Community Team Update

The Community Team has remained active over the winter months and has confirmed a few projects for Merthyr Tydfil FC;

John Hartson Foundation - following the testicular cancer awareness day at Penydarren Park for our youth team players we are happy to advise that Martyrs to the Cause have signed up to run at the FAW Dragon Ball Run on 21st March in Bute Park on behalf of both club and the John Hartson Foundation. We're looking for more volunteers to run, every runner is encouraged to wear his own club shirt so let's see the black & white of Merthyr celebrating in Cardiff Castle on that Sunday.

Caedraw School - we continue to collect empty plastic 2 litre bottles for an environment project at the local school, any donations should be handed into either Club Shop or Holveys Tea Bar.

Arts Project - The Community Team have meetings during January to confirm the Arts Project, hopefully we will see the results all around the Candac Suite in forthcoming matches.

Museum/Mobile Exhibition - We continue to research funding for a mobile exhibition to educate primary school children as to the history of professional sport in our town. Our thanks go to Cyfarthfa Castle Museum for their help in sourcing the display information for our bid.

Academy - An update to advise that we are looking at a funding stream to help with the finances of our excellent academy structure. On this point - don't forget to support out Future Martyrs as they represent us in matches for the remainder of the season.

Minithon 2010 - we have agreed to undertake a Minithon during 2010 following the success of the FC United of Manchester event this year. It has been very encouraging to see the input for hosting a 5km event in Merthyr Tydfil, but don't forget that you can RUN, WALK or CRAWL the event so no excuses for not taking part and raising money for our club to survive. More details to follow soon.

Poppy Day - despite the appalling weather conditions we managed to collect £51.32 on the day. The Royal British Legion has contacted the club to express its gratitude.

Christmas Collection - As you are aware the collection on behalf of PHAB was postponed from Boxing Day, please be assured that the Community Team will make the buckt collection at the next available Saturday home match.

Thank you once again for your anticipated co-operation.