HULL FC COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WILL GIVE CHILDREN A CHANCE
What it’s all about…
As part of the club’s 150th anniversary, the Black and Whites will be working with local businesses and supporters to raise money to sponsor a youngster from one of the city’s less affluent areas so they can enjoy live sport and a day out at the KC Stadium on a weekly basis.
These young people come from some of the most challenge backgrounds out of anyone in the United Kingdom and simply aren’t able to afford the same opportunities that many of us take for granted.
Fans and business will be able to pledge a contribution, from as little as £5, which will fund a 2016 season pass membership for a full season of rugby league at the KC Stadium plus all the great benefits below.
Some areas of Hull are ranked in the top 1% for deprivation in England with 44% of children in some areas living in poverty.
Many of the young people who will benefit from these scheme have never been to a live sports match before, so we will be turning dreams into reality!
What will each child get…
Working with the Hull FC Community Foundation, the club will provide a ticket to every game, pre match entertainment and game day activities, including the chance to meet Geoffrey the Giraffe from our friends at Toys “R” Us and take some free toys home!
As many of these young people and families don’t have access to transport or regular meals, the club will be working with their travel partners to provide free transport to and from the matches for each young fan, as well as providing a meal before the game.
Better still, whilst attending matches, the youngsters, who will be aged between 5 and 19, will also have the chance to take part in accessible education sessions and earn awards and qualifications to aid their long-term development in a fun and friendly environment.