Towards the end 2020 Salford City FC’s independent charity, Foundation 92, established a partnership with The Fed to provide support for Jewish people in Greater Manchester.
Salford City’s ground in Nevile Road, Salford lay in the heart of suburban greater Manchester and the foundation was created to improve the lives of people living in its surrounding community by through sport.
Due to Covid-19 Foundation 92’s first joint operations with The Fed – delivering food packages to local homes in November 2020, and support and toy packs for the festival of Chanukah in December – were not quite in line with their normal offering.
But with the lifting of Covid restrictions, its core mission can come to the fore as it again joins forces with The Fed – this time by providing a summer sports programme for local Jewish youngsters.
With funding secured from Salford CVS (Community and Voluntary Services) and the Healthy Holidays Fund, F92 will offer three sessions, for boys and girls, which will include football, dodgeball, handball, and cricket, as part of The Fed’s Project Smile Stay & Play Summer Camp for children with physical, learning, and behavioural difficulties.
The Camp runs from 27 July to 26 August and has over 20 children signed up aged from five to 15 years. The programme will have four weekly themes and will include a huge variety of activities such as a Pirates Day and Fiesta Summer Party, Circus Skills, and a trip to Wheels for All in Wythenshawe which offers specially adapted bikes on a large track.
But the highlight will no doubt be a visit to Salford City’s distinctive red and black stadium.
Head of Foundation 92, Tom Hutton, explained the charity’s decision to partner The Fed:
“We want to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to participate in a range of sports in an inclusive and progressive environment, no matter what their ability, background, religion or culture. We want sport to be accessible. Working with The Fed allows us to bring the benefits of sports and physical activity deep into the heart of the local Jewish community.”
The Fed’s Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Director, Raphi Bloom added:
“Both of our charities operate in the heart of the north Manchester Jewish community with clear overlap in our objectives. Working in partnership enables us to better realise those objectives and brings a new dimension to what The Fed offers the children and young people who need our support.”