Cambridge United’s Saturday 9th April home game against Morecambe will be dedicated to its Community Trust and the work they do in the local community….
The Matchday is sponsored by AstraZeneca and all supporters are encouraged to “Bring a Pound to the Ground” to help raise money for the Club’s dedicated charity.
Bucket collectors will be positioned around the ground ready to receive donations or alternatively, supporters can Text TRUST to 70560 to donate £10.
“We are really excited to be hosting our annual Community Trust Matchday at the game against Morecambe,” Sam Gomarsall, Community Trust Manager said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase the work we do and the difference it makes.
“I am lucky enough to get to see day-in day-out the impact on individuals and communities that our programmes make and it is great that this will be on show for United fans too!
“We are looking forward to welcoming beneficiaries from the Trust projects to the day - from our disability sport participants and walking footballers, to primary school children on free school meals with their family.
“We are encouraging all U’s fans to get behind us and to bring a pound to the ground to support the Community Trust and all our initiatives to change lives through sport.”
This year’s Community Trust Matchday will be the biggest ever, with a wide range of activities, events and exciting announcements being made during the afternoon.
The Trust and AstraZeneca will be showing off the Active Science programme, a partnership between the charity and the biopharmaceutical firm, at the front of the ground by the Club Shop where young supporters will be able to take part in activities, combining science and sport in exciting ways, ahead of the game.
Participants of the Trust’s various programmes will fill up the South Stand as 1,200 tickets have been distributed to Walking Footballers, partner Schools, Premier League Kicks players - who will help form the players guard of honour - Disability Footballers and Bootcamp members, amongst many others.
The Matchday Programme will be taken over by the Trust with stories, case studies and editorial features written by and about those who are impacted by their work.
Following the success of the Half-Time Walking Football entertainment at the recent match against Shrewsbury, a Disability Sport demonstration will take place during the break as over 30 participants will strut their stuff on the Abbey Stadium turf.
459 primary school children across the region have recently taken part in a Celebrating Diversity Poetry competition with the winning entry to be immortalized for supporters to see at the Abbey Stadium. The winning poet will be contacted ahead of the Matchday and invited to read out his work over the tannoy.
Other budding wordsmiths will have the opportunity to take part in a Match Reporting Experience as children from partner schools learn how to taking photos of the football action, write reports and interview players.
Finally, hospitality guests will have the opportunity to win a very special, signed prize through the popular ‘Goal or No Goal’ game and key staff and partners of the Trust will deliver fascinating talks to guests of the Executive Lounge and Signature Suite.
So, please bring a Pound to the Ground to support the Trust's work and the Club looks forward to welcoming all of its supporters for a very special Matchday.