Foun­da­tion in line to be hon­oured for its work in com­mu­nity

The Chronicle - - Grassroots Sport Junior Football -

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.

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