Stamford AFC sets up The Daniels Foundation for charitable events

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A FOOTBALL club has set up a fundraising arm to help good causes.

Stamford AFC, nicknamed The Daniels, has launched The Daniels Foundation to look after the club’s charitable events.

The not-for-profit organisation has been set up by Gillian Walker, Claire Brewis and Guy Walton to raise money for local, regional and national charities through sporting activities.

The foundation is working in partnership with the club’s men’s and ladies’ teams and the Young Daniels academy.

The idea follows the success of a balloon race to raise money for the Afghan Soldiers Trust, the Young Daniels and Marie Curie Cancer Care

A total of 1,000 balloons donated by Connells Estate Agents in High Street, Stamford, were sold by the young players for £1 each.

Club chairman John Drewnicki and first team manager Tommy Brookbanks released the balloons prior to a match against Romulus FC in November.

One of the biodegradable balloons had reached Germany within 48 hours of release.

The money raised through the race will be handed over at Connells tomorrow.

The Daniels Foundation plans to organise further fundraising events to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Afghan Soldiers Trust while also supporting the club.

Foundation member Guy Walton said: “We have set ourselves a significant challenge and welcome assistance, support and ideas.”

Club chairman John Drewnicki added: “Any charitable cause is a worthy cause. The club is happy to support the foundation.”