AFC Bournemouth are delighted to name local charity The Crumbs Project as their clubs charity of the year, in a drive to support vulnerable adults lead a life of independence.
The announcement comes after Club Staff voted for their preferred charity to support throughout the upcoming season. The Crumbs Project will receive support from the club across the 2018/19 campaign that will include profile-raising player appearances, signed merchandise and club media support.
The Crumbs Project is a Bournemouth based charity that was formed in 1997 and currently provides a range of vocational training programmes and supports vulnerable adults into either paid or voluntary work placements. The charity works closely with individuals with learning disabilities, mental health issues and stabilized addictions helping them to achieve a life of independence.
Commenting on the announcements Crumbs’ Operations Manager, Leanne Miller said; “AFC Bournemouth is a legendary football club that has overcome many challenges with the support of its massive and loyal fan base. Crumbs is a charity that exists to help people in need to overcome a variety of life challenges, so we our organisations are akin in many respects.”
“We are delighted to have been chosen by the Clubs Staff as their charity of the year. This is a fantastic opportunity for our small charity to gain some much needed awareness about the important work we do with vulnerable adults within our community. We would like to thank everyone who voted and we are looking forward to working with the team at AFC Bournemouth throughout the upcoming season.”