Aldershot Town were delighted to welcome a group of young people from Guildford’s Halow Project to last Saturday’s game against Kidderminster Harriers.
The Guildford-based charity, which supports young people with a learning disability on their journey into and through adult life, brought a group of children to the EBB Stadium courtesy of free tickets for the Club’s Community Stand.
Halow, whose Patron is former Formula One World Champion Damon Hill, aims to ensure that every person with a learning disability has the same life choices and chances as any other person. Started in 2009 as a social enterprise company to co-ordinate social activities, Halow has grown to support almost 200 young people with a unique blend of activities and the chance to enjoy an active social life, make new friends and find further educational and employment training.
Aldershot Town’s Community Stand is supported by a group of companies, charities, community groups and individuals to provide free tickets for a diverse range of potential new supporters, and particularly those people who might not otherwise get the chance to experience professional football on their doorstep.
The scheme is funded by debentures purchased by Alf Turner and Sons Butchers, Eagle Radio, Shots Trust, Cennox, Big Fry, Tony Knights of Knights Foundation, Kevin Matthew of Central Heating Services, Goldstation, EBB Paper, Terry Owens, Brian Bloomfield, TAG Farnborough Airport, Sahara UK, Reade Signs and Children with Special Needs Group.
For further information on obtaining tickets for your community group, or becoming a partner in the scheme, please contact Mark Butler on 01252 320211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.