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Ath, United & Moretonville donate £601.00 to Sports Shots charities

The joint fundraising event by Buckingham Athletic, Buckingham United and Moretonville JFC has seen Sports Shots charities benefit to the tune of an amazing £601.00.

The event at Stratford Fields, back in May, started with a Youth Festival at 9am which ran through until Buckingham Athletic Development played Buckingham United for the Tom Goom Memorial Cup.

The overall total raised was an incredible £1,202.00. The three clubs kindly decided to donate one half to Sports Shots, whilst selecting YC2 Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers to receive the other half.

Our donation was split, as always, with Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK both receiving £300.50 each. You can view these donations via our two JustGiving pages.

Sports Shots has now raised £8,190.72 for good causes.

Sports Shots Statement:

We would like to issue a public thank you to Buckingham Athletic Football Club, Buckingham United Football Club and Moretonville Junior Football Club for their very kind gesture.

We greatly appreciate being selected as one of the two beneficiaries of this community day.

More on YC2 Buckingham & Winslow Young Carers.

We are part of a local charity called Community Care North Bucks (CCNB) and they have a website on which YC2 is featured. We do not have a social media page unfortunately as no one yet has time or expertise to run it.

WE are ALL volunteers. Only voluntary non funded by Bucks County Council Young Carers organisation in Bucks. Why? Because in the past 20 years since there has been a young carers awareness in UK, the funded organisations only operate out of Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and Wycombe.

If young carers come from North Bucks the only club support/outings they get is if they can travel to one of these cities from home-and on a week night and straight after school-impossible for families with illness, disability, mental health, low income, no car etc-  that’s why YC2 was started to bring the same benefits to young children from our local area as others get who live nearer the main offices.

Edan has been a member of YC2 for 11 years, and is a great example of where a family with a sibling with serious disabilities just cannot access support and respite for the young carer. Edan’s story is typical -he is a fantastic young man who is caring and loyal and works hard. YC2 sent him on a Young Leaders course (3 months) some years ago and he has been a great source of support at juniors club nights-helping run the sporting activities, clearing away, chatting to the younger members and listening to them when they are upset. He has come on away weekends to help-on duty from Friday afternoon to Sunday tea time-helping in every way. We have sent him on courses that would enhance his future educational and employment opportunities-he joined the local army cadets where his friendly calm and enthusiastic nature made him an outstanding cadet.

He has now been accepted for a mechanical engineering apprenticeship in the Royal Engineers.

He still has an active caring role at home for his young sister.

A STAR!!

YC2 started nearly 15 years ago, we have supported 100s of young carers aged 7 and over, seen them through education onto apprenticeships, universities, college and to bringing up families of their own.

Without YC2 there would be NO provision for children or young people in North Bucks whose lives are restricted (however willing they are) by the significant caring responsibilities they carry. They are such a special group of young people!

 

 

HELP! Moretonville JFC seek a new club secretary!

From our friends at Moretonville JFC:

CLUB SECRETARY VACANCY

We are in desperate need of a replacement Club Secretary. After 5 years of running this role as well as chairing Parent Reps, Presentation Day Organiser and Communications, Anita needs a break. So many people say to her “I don’t know how you do it all”, well, she can’t, so it is over to us.

FROM JULY, THE CLUB MUST HAVE A REPLACEMENT IN TRAINING. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THE ROLE IS FILLED.

Anita will still be on the Committee and be there to help with a full handover. You will not be doing what Anita does now, just taking part of the role and in fact, with the new online registration website about to launch the role is smaller and more efficient than ever!

The Club Secretary main duties are to be the liaison for the Leagues and other external bodies, oversee player registrations (with 3 other registration secretaries) and maintain Club records, forms & distribution lists etc. It is the face of the Club in a lot of ways but there are another 12 committee members all working together.

Although the word Secretary is in the title, this is not just for women, in fact, in grassroots football it is usually a male that does this role.

As always, this Club runs on volunteers – people giving up some of their own time to help our children play the sport they love – get involved, it will be the best decision you make this week!

Contact Michael Turner at theturners4@hotmail.co.uk if you can help. Thank you!