Angela meeting our Trustees
Angela Rayner - The local MP for Ashton under Lyne and the current Shadow Secretary of State for Education, became the Patron for Ashton United in the Community in 2017.
See what Angela has to say about the charity in this video.
Who we are and What we do.........
We are the bridge between Ashton United Football Club and the community, and support the work of volunteers associated to Ashton United and the projects, events, and community activities that take place. As a focal point of the community of Hurst we aim to tackle local issues identified through consultation with our users, and potential users.
Through offering volunteering opportunities to local people we can help to improve their confidence, physical and mental health and wellbeing, and give them skills and knowledge that may lead to work opportunities. They make new friends and become part of a team. Where the volunteers are students they will gain valuable work experience.
Together with volunteering at events taking place at Hurst Cross the volunteers will support a number of projects that tackle issues associated with the deprivation prevalent in the ward e.g. poverty, loneliness, isolation, poor health and wellbeing, community safety, lack of education, unemployment.
The Trustees and Volunteers have recently undertaken a community needs analysis (Report April 2018) and in consultation with our business consultant have formulated a business plan for the next three years which will begin to form our projects for the future.