The FA's charity partner for 2013-14 is Teenage Cancer Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust is excited to be The FA Group’s charity partner in 2013-14.
We want to celebrate The FA’s 150th anniversary together and over the next 18 months The FA and Teenage Cancer Trust will form a powerful and engaging partnership that will raise vital funds and awareness of teenage cancer through football.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24.
We build specialist units within NHS hospitals, bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.
We rely on donations to fund all of our vital work, so this means your support will make a huge difference.
By supporting us you will help to fund our specialist nurses; providing young people with cancer with the care and support they need. You will also be helping us provide educational services across schools, colleges and universities; promoting awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer.
The FA kicked off the partnership with a £150,000 donation from the 2012 FA Community Shield and our goal is to raise an additional £150,000 with your support.
We can’t wait for what’s to come – and we encourage The FA Group’s staff and football fans up and down the country to get involved and help Teenage Cancer Trust. Together we will transform the lives of young people with cancer in your community.
FA General Secretary Alex Horne: “I am delighted that The Football Association Group has chosen Teenage Cancer Trust to be its nominated Charity Partner for 2013-14.
"It’s a fantastic charity, and the work it does to help teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer is inspiring and, more importantly, life changing.”
Simon Davies, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Football is a powerful force for good – it spans generations and reaches out to young people, families and whole communities.
"Just as football is about solidarity, Teenage Cancer Trust focuses on bringing young people with cancer together to be treated by experts in an environment tailored to their needs. Together we will do great things for young people with cancer and their families.”
Daniel, 18, from Gosport said: “When I was diagnosed I felt shocked at first although I already knew it was probably going to be bad news. I took in all the information they had to say to me and decided I wanted to carry on my life as before. I wasn't going to let my cancer define who and what I was.”
How you can get involved?
To help us reach our goal and improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer - text “GOAL” to 70300 to donate £3 and make a difference today. (We receive 100 per cent of every donation, texts cost £3 plus one standard message).
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If you would like to get involved or find out more information please contact Teenage Cancer Trust on 020 7612 0353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The FA will also continue to be a huge supporter of the Armed Forces, having been high-profile backers of Armed Forces Day last June.
The England Team will also continue to be strong supporters of good causes across 2013. The FA has approved two donations of £25,000 to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The Bobby Moore Fund will also benefit from a direct association with The FA England Awards in February while the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation will play a part around National Football Day in August.