Port Vale Football Club are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hanley based charity, Dove Service.
The charity, formed in 1984, is based within the Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley and offer counselling and support to children and adults who are struggling with the impact of bereavement, significant loss and/or life-changing illness.
The charity is a free service, and is available to families living within Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire and Cheshire. The Dove Service is the only grief support charity within the North West providing services to children from the age of 4+.
Dove Service have recently launced their #helpusfly fundraising campaign to help raise money for their "core" services, to enable them to continue to provide and support familis within their catchment area.
Hillary Yeomans, Dove Service Fundraising Lead, is grateful to the club for offering their support and says it's great to see how we can all work together.
"We really appreciate the support of Port Vale FC and as I discussed with Colin Garlick, we are aware of the clubs work within the local community with children and felt that our charity may be one that could strike a chord with some of those who may benefit from our services.
"Although we do receive some funding to deliver our core services, we also rely heavily on donationas and on our own fundraising to help keep our services going.
"37% of our services are not funded, this is where we are appealing for the local community to support us and to #helpusfly with our fundraising efforts.
"By supporting the Dove Service, people will be making a difference to thousands of families living within our catchment areas who have been bereaved of a loved one or who are going through a difficult period in their lives."
You can visit their website at www.thedoveservice.org.uk