Football kicks in to help community’s elderly and disabled

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There is to be a new Saints in the Community programme for the elderly 
and those with learning disabilities and mental health issues thanks to a football club.

Brackley Town Football Club said it was planning a monthly themed event to bring people together through activities and interaction.

The aim is to support people who may feel isolated and to build a friendship network.

The programme is being funded by a grant from the Football Conference Trust, a partnership between the Trust, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association.

The League and PFA are committed to supporting the Trust until 2017, and have each contributed £5.2 million.

Brackley Town MD Jan Butters said: “This project would not be possible
without their generous donation.

“Our club is ideally located to provide the venue for these monthly events.”

A successful taster has already been held and next on the agenda is ‘Back to the 1940s’ – planned for October 14.

Weekly coffee mornings, which include a lunch club, started on Wednesday.