Redditch United to hold charity day - The Redditch Standard

Redditch United to hold charity day

Redditch Editorial 10th Nov, 2023   0

REDDITCH United will hold a Community and Charity Day tomorrow (Saturday) to raise cash and support good causes.

The club host Barwell in the league at 3pm tomorrow at The Valley Stadium.

As it is Remembrance weekend, will pay respects to those who have bravely fought for our country.

Royal British Legion representatives will collect Poppy Appeal donations and the club will welcome the current serving 37th Signal Regiment of the Redditch Army Reserves, Hereford and Worcester Cadets, members of the Redditch Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club.

The Redditch Army Reserves will have a stand near the turnstiles with interactive activities before they head out onto the pitch to perform the Last Post and observe a minute’s silence.

The Hereford and Worcester Cadets will form a guard of honour for the two teams.

Batchley Support Group (BSG) – recently named ‘Charity of the Year’ at the Redditch Business Awards – will also have a stand next to the turnstiles as they aim to highlight all of the important, life-changing work they do in the local community.

There will also be two performances from ENTW9 Dance Company – one before kick off and one at half time.

Following the game, there will be an event with a DJ in the 1891 Lounge to raise funds for St Benedict’s Hospice and celebrate the life of Beth Junkin, the older sister of the club chairman’s wife Jess Faulkner.

The charity supported Beth during her brave cancer battle.

Jess said: “My sister was a psychology lecturer at Newcastle Sixth Form College, where she was adored.

“She was the ‘mother of the college’, she won ‘Inspirational Teacher’ awards – she helped people to see their worth, and young people who were lost find their way.”

She added, as well as taking care of her sister and offering medical care, the hospice also provided support, friendship, counseling and love.

“My brother-in-law has described St Benedict’s as a lifeline for our family, I would say they are literally angels.”

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