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9 June 2017

Cambridge United are pleased to reveal that just under £20,000 has been raised towards future Community Trust projects, at the hugely successful inaugural Gala Dinner.

The event was held in a marquee at the Cambs Glass Stadium last month, bringing together all cross sections of the local community, and included the Cambridge United Sport in the Community Awards delivered in association with the Cambridge Independent.

All money raised from tickets for the dinner itself, as well as fundraising activities on the night, are to be designated towards further Community Trust projects in Abbey Ward, and developing our Disability Sport Programme.

Special guests at the event, which was sponsored by AstraZeneca, included local politicians Heidi Allen, Daniel Zeichner and Lucy Frazer, as well as the newly elected Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer and Councillors Lewis Herbert and Kevin Blencowe.

Cambridge United Community Trust CEO Ben Szreter commented: “The evening was a fantastic occasion to celebrate Cambridge United’s impact in our community and help to raise money to further increase our reach.

“We would like to thank everyone who attended, all our sponsors, and particularly our headline sponsor AstraZeneca. I would also like to congratulate the award winners, on behalf of everyone at Cambridge United, who exemplify the spirit of community engagement.

“The evening helped us show what Cambridge United can achieve when our community comes together and we’re all looking forward to an exciting future for Cambridge United’s community programmes.”

For further information on Cambridge United Community Trust please head to the official website by clicking here.

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