Cambridge Fans United to support Foodbank
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Today, 14/12/2015, Cambridge Fans United and Cambridge City Foodbank announced that they will work together to help local people who are in hardship. Although Cambridge is a City of innovation and wealth, costs are high and there are thousands of people in hardship, sometimes having to choose between food and heat. The fans and supporters of Cambridge United Football Club understand the importance of teamwork and supporting each other and Dave Matthew-Jones, Chairman of the Supporters Trust, believes the same spirit applies to helping those in need.
Dave Matthew-Jones said "CFU are really proud to be associated with Cambridge City Foodbank. This is a time of year where, for many, the pressures of trying to provide for themselves and their families can prove really difficult. We would encourage everyone who can help to do so. Even a small amount can mean a lot and make a difference. Cambridge has families and individuals on the breadline. If you can help with some food or a donation to the Energy Voucher Scheme then please do so".
CFU will encourage all supporters to make a donation towards the Foodbank Energy Voucher Scheme or to make donations of needed food items at a local supermarket. Through CFU’s network, it will be possible to ensure that the right types of food are donated so that those receiving have all they need to make nutritious meals.
Cambridge City Foodbank enables people who have plenty, and a heart to help others, to donate in a way that helps directly. CCFb’s partner agencies are in contact with those most in need and can give them a voucher to come to the foodbank. The voucher is exchanged for food or to top-up of a pre-payment meter cards for gas or electricity.
Jon Edney, Coordinator/Director of Cambridge City Foodbank said “We really welcome Cambridge Fans United’s support. This shows what can happen when people from many different backgrounds work together with a common goal. It will have a real impact on real people this winter.”
Cambridge Fans United is the supporters trust associated with Cambridge United. It is the 4th largest shareholder with over 3 million shares in the club. CFU was formed in 2000 and is a member of Supporters Direct the governing body set up by the Government at the time. CFU has nearly 500 members and helps to promote the club while representing and canvassing supporters’ issues.
Cambridge city foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks in the UK. Food is collected locally, warehoused and then distributed through seven centres around Cambridge and in Cambourne. Last year more than 4000 people received support and there has been a 4% increase during 2015. Cambridge City Foodbank started an energy voucher scheme in December 2013 since then they have redeemed 337 energy vouchers at the cost of £19,200, helping 261 households in fuel poverty.
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