Supporters now haven’t visited the abbey for over a year, we know everyone is missing attending games and a lot has happened in that period. I can imagine if we were under normal circumstances that the abbey would be rocking and that we would have a bumper crowd today for the visit of Forest Green in what is probably the biggest game of the season to date. We understand as a supporter trust more than ever the importance of engaging with the fans of the club and are working with the football club at achieving this in several ways.
There is still time to sign up for CFU and become a member. If you sign up currently, we are offering new members a discount in the club shop. We have over 300 members now and will be shortly hosting our first Player Q & A for CFU members. If you would like to find out membership details, please visit; www.cambridgefansunited.org
CFU has being proactive again in last couple of weeks in several ways. The Abbey ward area is the most deprived ward in the city of Cambridge, and we want to be able to help people who are our neighbours within proximity of the abbey stadium, as well as the wider community. We have recently set up two new relationships within the abbey ward area.
We visited the Cambridge Cyrenians Community Garden project, they provide work experience, therapeutic horticulture sessions and a supportive network to anyone who is rough sleeping or living in a hostel or who maybe vulnerable to homelessness. The site of the community project is based directly behind the south stand of the stadium on the whitehill road allotments. The community group relies a lot on donations and support from local people for the project to run annually. Members of the CUFC Lottery and CFU donated some much-needed funds to ensure the project could buy items needed to keep the allotment maintained.
We have also been in contact with Nicky Shepard the CEO for Abbey People, who is working closely with Barnwell Baptist church at providing an Abbey food hub in the ward. We have discussed how as a supporter trust we can offer support to the food hub and how to encourage fans to donate items and help. We have created a flyer for fans highlighting the details of when visits to the food hub can happen for donations and for those who maybe in need to use the hub.
CFU is working hard at reaching out to people within the community and helping others and will continue to try and make a difference for everyone!
United in Endeavour