AFC Bournemouth supporters have until Friday 1st June to vote for their preferred choice for the 2018/19 Premier League campaigns official charity partner.
The three charities shortlisted are Waggy Tails, Bourne Free and the Bournemouth Foodbank.
Have a read about the great work all three charities do in our local community and then vote via Twitter.
Waggy Tails Rescue is a registered charity located close to Poole and Bournemouth, and opposite the site for the new AFC Bournemouth training facilities. The Waggy Tails story is about happy dogs, happy people and happy homes. We always put the animal first – then the rest will follow. We have a no destruction policy. No healthy animal is ever put to sleep, which means that as well as re-homing we also look after dogs in long term foster homes. These tend to be dogs who are too ill or too old to be re-homed but we feel that these “oldies” have a right to a dignified and happy retirement. We need foster homes and sponsorship for our “oldies” whose vets bills are consistently high! Becoming partners with AFC Bournemouth would allow us to spread news of what we do and generate interest and potential volunteers and maybe some potential forever homes for our rescues. It would also allow us to engage with your supporters and provide better awareness about our K9 friends.
We promote equality and diversity for the public benefit in the Bournemouth and Poole area and in particular, but not exclusively, the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.
We stage an annual festival as a way to raise awareness and put on several projects open to the local community throughout the year. Partnering with AFC Bournemouth would help us reach areas of the community which we have previously found difficult and that would be massively beneficial. AFC Bournemouth has a great reputation of being a community/family club and to be a part of that with our charity could break down a lot of barriers for us.
Bournemouth Foodbank helps local people in crisis primarily through the provision of emergency food. We fed over 6,000 people in the financial year ending in April 2018. Clients are referred to us by a network of over 150 frontline agencies and are received by one of our six distribution centres where a team of volunteers will give them a listening ear as well as a three-day food parcel. Clients can also be signposted to further support to help them regain their independence. Other services we offer include budget coaching, a cookery course and volunteering opportunities aimed to get people back into paid employment. Our vision is to end poverty and hunger in Bournemouth.
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