Three local charities have been presented with cheques by Cheltenham Town as part of the FA Community Shield fund.
Acorns Children's Hospice, Goals Beyond Grass and LINC have all received a donation as chosen charities by the club.
Acorns provides a number of hospices that offer care, support, fun and laughter for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families. They were presented with a cheque for £1,000 at the Energy Check Training Ground by Chris Hussey, Will Boyle and manager and assistant managers, Michael Duff and Russell Milton.
Goals Beyond Grass was founded in 2016 and through Powerchair Football helps enhance the lives of disabled adults and children by engaging the whole community and making social and physical activity available to all, irrespective of gender, age, race or ability. They were presented with a cheque for £500 at the final home match of the season by vice-chairman David Bloxham.
LINC (The Leukaemia & Intensive Chemotherapy Fund) is a local cancer support charity that works to improve the care of patients who are receiving treatment within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Their clinical psychology team provide help to patients and their families – with support that may go on for some time after the patient has left hospital – helping them to readjust to the outside world. The charity is there to help from the time of diagnosis, throughout treatment and for as long as required.
Cheltenham Town would like to thank all three charities for the fantastic work they do to help support people throughout Gloucestershire and are delighted that the club's Community Shield fund contribution can go towards supporting their organisations.