Tameside Police are delighted to have been presented with a football kit to use when officers are supporting local people to raise funds and awareness through football matches.
Back in October, officers and staff from GMP’s Tameside Borough took part in a charity football match against Emmaus Mossley, at Mossley AFC’s Seel Park. The event raised over £2000, with all proceeds being donated to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Homelessness Fund, to be used towards the Bed Every Night campaign.
For the match, Ashton United Football Club kindly leant GMP Tameside one of their old kits for them to play in. The kit has now been donated to the GMP Tameside Borough by the Finnigan Family on behalf of Ashton United in the Community and Ashton United FC, who have had a custom designed GMP badge stitched on to the shirt.
Carol Finnigan, Trustee of Ashton United in the Community and the charity’s Welfare Officer, said “The police are very supportive of Ashton United in the Community and Ashton United FC initiatives. It’s great we can do our bit together in partnership to the benefit of the local community.”
Superintendent Jane Higham, of GMP’s Tameside Borough said “It’s really important that the police are seen as part of our community, and football is such a great way to get involved and help support local charities and initiatives. The kit is fantastic! Thank you so much for your donation Ashton United, we look forward to using it soon.”
The kit will be getting an outing when GMP Tameside and Emmaus take part in a follow up charity event later this summer, further details of which will be announced soon.