Aberdeen FC Community Trust will share the findings of a report into the impact it has had on the North-east communities, helping to deliver significant socio-economic benefits but, more importantly, influencing change that transforms lives, at a virtual event on April 22.
Since 2014 the Trust, working with its partners, has helped dramatically improve the health and wellbeing of more than a million people across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, leading to increased attainment and major savings in healthcare services.
As we emerge from lockdown once more, the Trust will be ramping up its work with young people. Helping to tackle mental health challenges is a top priority for the organisation.
Using the passion for AFC and the power of football, the Trust has a unique approach which fosters engagement and enthusiasm among its participants. From the work in schools to the provision of football coaching, camps and festivals; management of primary schools’ and girls’ football leagues and initiatives including dementia sufferers and the elderly, the Trust enriches lives across our community and looks forward to continuing this work over the coming year.
At the virtual launch event, AFC chairman Dave Cormack and chief executive Liz Bowie will demonstrate the quantifiable impact the Trust is having across our local communities, how it is changing lives for the better and engaging with its stakeholders, including business, to support key economic indicators in education and employment, social inclusion and health and wellbeing.
We make a tangible difference to the lives of local citizens. Last year, the Trust reported that for every £1 invested in football participation in the region, there is a £10 cumulative economic, social and public health return.
The event takes place at 6pm on April 22. To register to attend click here.