Rams break through £100k charitable donation milestone

Ramsgate FC

Ramsgate FC is celebrating an amazing donation milestone as it approaches the third anniversary of the club’s 3G pitch.

During those three years, Ramsgate Football Club and charity Ramsgate Active Education Foundation have worked with partners to raise in excess of £100,000 of donations for charities.

A high proportion of this is made up of small amounts from local groups raising funds for local needs.

There are numerous examples of Thanet people coming together with the club and charity to help isle causes.

Marketing and web host business owner Tim Johnston ran a family day at the club that raised over £7,000 for the Rainbow Ward at the QEQM, WW Martin had a football tournament for the RNLI that contributed towards the £8,000 they raised for the charity and Manston airport owners RSP have donated thousands in fun facilities to create events children can enjoy at the stadium.

Ella, sister Mia, mum Samantha and Danny and Jim Ward

Jim and Danny Ward organised a legends tournament that raised £3,000 for five -year-old Ella Gonzalez-Bello who has White-Sutton syndrome and Dave and Jamie Hewett raised over £1500 to purchase a defib for Canterbury high street.

Rams coaches Jon May and Elliot Austin ran a number of charity matches of which over £2000 went to support bereaved families and pay for a memorial bench. Rob Hughes and Tash Woolford have worked with numerous mental health charities to raise funds. Russ Goldsmith put on an event at the stadium that raised over £1,000 for bowel cancer UK.

Club chairman James Lawson said: “This really demonstrates the positivity that can be created when modern facilities are invested in and combined with a genuine desire to help others.

There are far too many (charity events) to mention and we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked with us in achieving this milestone. This gratitude is of course extended to all of the staff and contributors to our Holiday Activities and Food programme that has seen over 500 local children enjoy exercise, hot food, lap tops, helicopter rides and cycling lessons with the club since the install of our fantastic facilities.”

2 Comments

  1. So here is a genuinely good news story and no comments from the usual keyboard warriors!

    Well done RFC you are a credit to the town

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