Victoria House has been announced as one of Hull FC’s chosen charities for the 'Spirit of Hull'.
The ‘Spirit of Hull’ offers the community the chance to engage in multiple activities and charitable ventures with Hull FC Foundation across 2015. Events this year include a 24hr walk and a cycle ride to the south of France. Funds raised will support the #ConnectAbility Appeal – a national 3 year £250k fundraising appeal to raise money for assistive communications technology for The Disabilities Trust service users.
Hull FC has shown dedication to supporting the local community and service users and staff are delighted that the football club have decided to fundraise with Victoria House this year.
The decision was officially announced on 5th March at Hull’s football stadium before the Hull FC v Leeds Rhino Match. Service users and staff from Victoria House attended the game and were invited onto the pitch for the big announcement.
Service manager, Clare, says, “This is a great opportunity for Victoria House and the service users, and is something that we are really excited about.”
Hull FC commented, “This year the club have also chosen to partner with two charities - The Disabilities Trust and Life for a Kid - with strong roots to the city, who tirelessly work to deliver the best possible outcomes to the people who need in our community.”
Celebrating the Partnership, Richard Munson, FC Community Director said “I’m really pleased we have these two prestigious charities on board with us. Both do so much work within the city and help so many of the people we work with. Seeing and reading about what both The Disabilities trust and Life for a Kid deliver is astounding and is inspiring to the whole team. Together we feel we can support one another in providing the best quality for our community and helping those who need us the most.”
Victoria House supports people with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. As well as providing physical care, it is committed to ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
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