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Charity No: 1166483 
Next Trustees Meeting 22nd Sept 2021 @ 6.30 p.m.

Hurstfest 2021

The charity are delighted to be working with Smallshaw Hurst Childrens Community, in delivering this years Hurstfest which promises to be a fun filled day for the local community, lets hope we get plenty of sunshine.

Food Pantry Update.

Ashton United in the Community continue to be the leading role within the Pantry and our community of Smallshaw & Hurst. June has again been a successful Month with over 120 members to the pantry so far and 400 food parcels given out, an increase from May totals. This month we have offered quite a range of essential items to our Families, in addition following the success of the Asda Vouchers. we again received 25 x £15 Morrisons vouchers to give away to Families in our Pantry store.

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Meeting The Charity

Promoting our local charity in our area and encouraging people to volunteer. Meeting the people and the key roles they do in the charity

Annual Impact Report 2020

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Hello and Farewell

The Charity are delighted to announce that Andrew Clayton has agreed to become a Trustee, Andrew has all the experience required to push the charity forward, and we look forward to working with him. 

                                                                                                                                                  However we sadly say farewell to Carol Finnigan as a Trustee, Carol has been with us from the start and we thank her for her outstanding services, she hasn't gone completely though, as she will still be working with us, as our Safeguarding Officer.

Smallshaw-Hurst Community Action Group

The group continues to strengthen its engagements with the local community, thanks to our hard working volunteers, here is an up to date report of our activities.


Robins Recycling Shows GR8 Teamwork

Community news this week out of Hurst Cross displayed a great team effort to provide some furniture to local families. Ashton United Co-Chairman David Burke was replacing two, two-seater settees in his home and called upon Ashton United in the Community to find a ‘home’ for each. The community team utilised their local contacts and quickly found two families that would benefit from the gift.
How do we shift them was the next problem? Up stepped Paul Marr, Managing Director of club kit suppliers, GR8 Sports, who offered his own time and transport to make sure two families received an early Christmas present.
Ashton United is a family, not just a football club, a family that embraces its community and recognises that, in these difficult times we should all pull together. Importantly our charity partner and suppliers hold similar values.


Not Just A Football Club

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High praise for Covid-19 volunteers

As a leading part of Smallshaw-Hurst Community Action Group, Ashton United in the Community has been heavily involved in the community response to Covid-19. Project Manager and Ashton United Vice Chairman Steve Hobson said, ‘Our people have been at the forefront of delivering massive social impact to so many families. We are humbled by local people’s response to our efforts. They are so grateful yet we have always seen it as the least we can do as a part of Hurst community. I have to praise the efforts of our volunteers and staff who just never stop. Well done to all of you!’


The Charity are delighted to have joined forces with local community groups, to form the Smallshaw-Hurst Community Action Group, to support local residents in these difficult times, anyone who feels that they may need help, are asked to contact the group, on the number or e-mail provided below, the group also need volunteers to carry out their important work.

if anyone is able to assist, then please fill in a volunteer from which can be found here                                                                                                                                           

 Charity Project Manager and Ashton United F.C. Vice Chairman  Steve Hobson said " Ashton United is proud to partner with other local charities to try to help local people, many who have supported The Robins for generations. Now its time for us all to come together to do as much as we can for each other.  


Charity Patron Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party commented, ”this is typical of my local constituents mobilising to ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support; as a community we believe in helping each other in times of difficulty. I am proud of the comradeship and community spirit they are demonstrating.”

 AUITC in conjunction with AUFC - Donate Kit to GMP Tameside

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Tameside Police are delighted to have been presented with a football kit to use when officers are supporting local people to raise funds and awareness through football matches.


Back in October officers and staff from GMP’s Tameside Borough, took part in a charity football match against Emmaus Mossley, at Mossley AFC’s Seel Park. The event raised over £2000, with all proceeds being donated to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund, to be used towards the Bed Every Night campaign.

For the match, Ashton United Football Club kindly leant GMP Tameside one of their old kits for them to play in. The kit has now been donated to the GMP Tameside Borough by the Finnigan Family on behalf of Ashton United in the Community and Ashton United FC, who have had a custom designed GMP badge stitched on to the shirt.


Carol Finnigan, Trustee of Ashton United in the Community and the charity’s Welfare Officer said, “The police are very supportive of Ashton United in the Community and Ashton United FC initiatives. It’s great we can do our bit together in partnership to the benefit of the local community”.


Superintendent Jane Higham, of GMP’s Tameside Borough said “It’s really important that the police are seen as part of our community, and football is such a great way to get involved and help support local charities and initiatives. The kit is fantastic! Thank you so much for your donation Ashton United, we look forward to using it soon.”


The kit will be getting an outing when GMP Tameside and Emmaus take part in a follow up charity event later this summer, further details of which will be announced soon.

#Volunteers matter

Volunteers are the backbone of both the charity and the football club - here is a short video showing how our volunteers contribute towards our core values.

If you care to join us please get in touch, you will be made most welcome.

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