Community Shield proceeds help three local charities
Three local charities have received cheques from Shrewsbury Town, donated to the club through the Community Shield Wembley match proceeds.
Lynn Griffiths from Riding for the Disabled at Baschurch and Chris Davies, the headteacher of the Severndale School for children in need of specialist education, were both presented with cheques by Martin James, the head of community development at the Greenhous Meadow at a recent home game.
Shropshire Child Contact Centres have also been selected to receive a donation.
Martin said: "We receive several thousand pounds each year from the proceeds of the Community Shield match at Wembley between the Premier League Champions and the winners of the FA Cup.
"The board decide to spread the good news by apportioning monies to local worthy organisations and this year the three recipients are Riding for the Disabled, Severndale School for those children with special needs and the Shropshire Child Contact Centres.
“It is a pleasure to call someone to tell them they will be receiving a donation of money for their good cause.
"I contacted Chris Davies, head of Severndale School with the news of a £1,000 cheque awaiting collection. He was delighted and couldn’t wait to attend a match presentation.
"Valerie Collard from the Shropshire Child Contact Centres and Lynn Griffiths from the Riding for the Disabled at Baschurch were equally excited about their presentations of cheques worth £500 each.
"It is very gratifying that football can generate monies that can be distributed to local causes close to league clubs.”
PICTURED: Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's head of community, presents cheques to Chris Davies, the head teacher of Severndale School, and Lynn Griffiths, from Riding for the Disabled.