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Boost For Local Charities

5 November 2013

Cheltenham Town have handed over donations to two local charities from this season's FA Charity Shield match.

Two local charities have benefited from a donation made by Cheltenham Town with money raised by the 2013-14 FA Charity Shield match.

We welcomed The Butterfly Garden and Milestone School to the game at the weekend and both received cheques of £666 ahead of kick off by Chairman Paul Baker.

The Butterfly Garden is an educational, therapeutic and recreational scheme, based initially on gardening, but now offering so much more. It is a project for people of all ages dealing with disablement of any kind.  Chris Evans joined us along with students, Alastair and John and the Chairman is pictured in the gallery presenting them with the cheque.

The Milestone School is a community Special School that provides for children with a wide range of special educational needs.  Sally Palmer, Head of Early Years and Lissette Luke, Senior Learning Support Worker came along with pupils Josh and Callum and are pictured pitchside receiving the cheque from Paul Baker.

The FA Charity shield held at the very beginning of the English football season and this year it was contested between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic with David Moyes' Red Devils ultimately going on to win 2-0.

The money raised from that game is then split between all 92 professional English football clubs and those clubs then have the choice as to where the money is given within their local community.

Cheltenham Town's chosen charities this season really are deserving of this donation and if you would like to learn more about either charity then please follow the links below.

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