Halo, Hayes and Yeading
HOPE FOOTBALL CLUB’S DONATION WILL BE START OF LONG ASSOCIATION WITH BEREAVEMENT CHARITY
A CHARITY that helps children deal with bereavement received a boost from Hayes and Yeading United FC.
Halo Children’s Foundation founder Alia Jones joined Mayor of Hillingdon Carol Melvin on the pitch prior to the last home game of the season on Saturday April 26 to receive a cheque for £250 from club sponsor Tony Jenkins, who donated the money on behalf of the club.
Hillingdon Mayor Carol Melvin, who has Halo as one of her chosen charities received a warm welcome from the crowd as she came onto the pitch at SKYex Community Stadium and as she addressed the crowd afterwards.
Since moving back to Hayes and the SKYex Community Stadium last year, the club has been very keen to get involved in the local community and this is a very positive step moving that forward as Tony Jenkins explains,
“As a small but growing football club, we have observed what is going on in the modern game of football and decided that we had to give something back to our local community when football now seems dominated by money and player power.
“We’re looking to form an ongoing relationship with Halo Children’s Foundation because they’re locally based and it’s a very worthy cause that’s close to everyone’s heart. We was so impressed with Alia Jones’s dedication and hard work for her charity when we recently met her, we’re delighted to start forming this proposed relationship and help promote them.”
Halo’s Alia Jones said she was “delighted for the support from the club” and tells us what the aims of her charity are,
“Halo Children’s Foundation is a local bereavement charity supporting children and their families with the loss of a loved one. We aim to raise funds to open a bereavement play centre in the community, a place families can come to for support.
“We at HALO offer one-toone and group counselling, expressive arts and play sessions, a bereavement book library, personalised memory boxes, funded trips and more. We are a voluntary run charity and not yet funded so all the donations received go towards supporting families and our mission to ensure no one grieves alone”.
For more information on Halo’s work, please go to www. halochildrensfoundation.org. uk or its just giving page is halochildrensfoundation