Foundation in line to be honoured for its work in community
NEWCASTLE United Foundation has been announced as a finalist at the 2018 North East Equality Awards.
This is the fifth award the TYneside charity has been shortlisted for in recent months, securing its place in the category for ‘Larger Organisations Making a Difference in the Community.’
Established by Equality North East, an independent not-for-profit group which works to remove barriers to employment facing minority and disadvantaged groups, the awards aim to celebrate those who work to benefit their local communities.
Foundation head Kate Bradley, said: “We are very pleased to be shortlisted at the North East Equality Awards.
“Football can touch the lives of almost everyone in our region and the work of our Foundation has a profound impact on thousands of people.
“It is vital we reflect the communities we serve and celebrate diversity in all we do. This award celebrates recognises our work with refugees, older people, girls, LGBTQ+ footballers and disabled people and how we aim to make our football programmes inclusive.”
The awards ceremony will take place on October 25 at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead.