Words & picture: Chorley FC
The good work of Chorley FC’s Community Foundation team has been recognised with the award of charitable status.
The benefits this brings mean the Community Foundation can not only continue to deliver its sports programmes and other projects, it can also expand on its achievements to date.
Gaining charitable status is an important step forward for the Community Foundation. The Charity Commission’s decision recognises that the work we are undertaking is for the benefit of the Chorley community, and allows us to develop a wider range of opportunities for everyone – Darren Jenkinson (Chair, Community Foundation)
As well as devising and delivering its own community programmes, the Foundation supports a wide range of other local groups and charities, as well as forming joint ventures with other public sector organisations.
One of the main aims of the Chorley FC Community Foundation is to use the Club’s facilities as a venue to get more members of the community involved in fitness and activities, which improve the health and well-being of individuals. They are particularly keen to find activities and events that can involve local people and children who may face difficulties accessing traditional sporting activities. This includes members of the community with disabilities – visual or unseen – and those facing financial hardship.
Chorley FC is a club which proudly sits at the heart of the Chorley community, and we believe that sports and health-related activities should be available to everyone. The Community Foundation was created to make a difference to individuals and bring positive change to the Chorley community. Gaining Charitable status allows us to build on the good work already undertaken and explore new and exciting ideas for the future – Ken Wright (Chairman, Chorley FC)
*Chorley FC Community Foundation flagship projects include Walking Football, Sporting Memories and Chorley Shed.