Many of you will already be aware that the League is sponsoring the local Precious Lives appeal .
Aim of the appeal is to raise £5m to build a Childrens hospice covering the Plymouth and Cornwall areas. The hospice will be for children with live limiting conditions of which sadly there are over 1000 families effected in the South West struggling to deal with the unique challenges of coping with a seriously ill child.
The nearest hospice is Barnstable which could be round trip of over 200 miles. That is if your child is lucky enough to find a place
The leagues aim is simple- to raise as much money as possible for this marvellous local cause.
What could be more natural and worthwhile than children helping children. Helping children that may never be able to kick a ball or feel the frill of scoring a goal.
If you would like to find out more visit the Precious Appeal Web site www.chsw.org.uk
How can we help ??
To start with half of all entrance fees at all Finals Days will be donated. We will also be requesting voluntary donations on entrance where we envisage everyone to be very generous- especially the team officials and players who do not have to pay !!
We would love to see clubs , teams and groups of youngsters adopt the charity and arrange local events . Perhaps donate a match to the charity and use it as a fund raising event- penalty shoot outs- raffles. I am sure you can be far more orginal than me . Please remember every penny will help to relieve the suffering of a child in your community !!
The idea is not to detract from your own adopted charities, which many clubs have . However I feel there is always a little room in the heart to support Precious Lives.
If you require leaflets to hand out to your members or any assistance please contact me John Graver 01326 565698 or email email@example.comPlease keep me informed of any events you do arrange. These will be listed on the site. Also please channel donations through the league where a special bank account will be created.