This Saturday will see The Shots Foundation actively involved in the club’s Armistice fixture against Grimsby Town, thanks to a grant received from the military covenant’s Communities Together fund.
The Foundation has been working in partnership with the army welfare teams at Aldershot Garrison and as a result, eighty local military families will be attending the fixture through their Seats For Soldiers campaign.
Aldershot’s history as a military town means that the club’s Armistice commemoration is always a significant date in the club’s calendar and plans are in place to pay to ensure supporters can join together to pay a fitting tribute.
With our community stand expected to be busy too, regular supporters are encouraged to arrive in good time for the planned activities which start at 2:25pm, when the Gordon’s School Pipe Band will be performing on the pitch.
The Shots Foundation is a registered charity that supports the community engagement of Aldershot Town Football Club.
The board of trustees is made up of club staff and independent members of the community. Current board members include club co-founder, Terry Owens, lifelong supporter and former Eagle Radio MD, Paul Marcus; Club Chairman, Shahid Azeem; Former Mayor of Rushmoor Sue Carter and education professional, Sir John Casey.
The Foundation’s principle activities are delivering local holiday courses and schools programmes and working to develop new supporters through the community stand ticket initiative.
In addition, the Foundation supports initiatives that support the local community and plans are in place to relaunch the club’s Vets Hub in January 2022.
The Vets Hub will relaunch in 2022 on last Wednesday of each month between 10.00-12.00 starting on Wednesday 26th January in the JML with free entry, refreshments & special guests.
The Shots Foundation are also excited to be a partner of the new Repair cafe opening in Aldershot in March 2022 with more details to follow soon.