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Charities Benefit From FA Community Shield Fund Distribution

20 April 2015

£2,000 Split Between BFC Community Trust and A Soldier's Journey

Blackpool FC Community Trust and A Soldier's Journey received £1,000 each on Saturday, as part of the FA Community Shield fund distribution.

The club opted to split its share of the fund between the two charities and arranged for Tom Aldred and Mark Waddington to present the cheques prior to kick-off against Fulham.  

Money raised from the Community Shield match every year is distributed by The Football Association and split evenly between the 124 clubs competing in The FA Cup 2014/15 (First Round Proper onwards) for them to donate.

Blackpool FC Community Trust:

Blackpool FC Community Trust is a vibrant and forward thinking charity, providing a range of opportunities for people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre to increase social inclusion and education; improve physical fitness and health; and lessen involvement in negative activities and anti social behaviour.

Projects are delivered in primary and secondary schools, local colleges, with local community groups, and within local wards. Children as young as five years old are targeted as well as groups of over 55s. Sessions take place with families, people with disabilities, and women and girls groups.

For more information, please visit

A Soldier's Journey:

The aim of a Soldier's Journey is to provide equipment and support to wounded servicemen and women, as well as provide assistance to families of wounded and those who have lost a loved one in the Armed Forces. Every penny donated reaches the people that need it.  

For more information, please visit

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