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County fans support Walthew

A huge thank you to both home and away fans who attended the opening game of the 2022/23 football season at Edgeley Park, the home of newly-promoted Stockport County Football Club. Our volunteers were able to collect a total of £453.31 in their buckets and via our card machine, which is amazing!!!

Two volunteers, Sinead and Laura (with guide dog Jasmine) holding collection buckets next to the pitch before the kick-off, in front of a packed Edgeley Park.

These funds will help us to continue to support both children and adults who are living with sight and/or hearing loss across Stockport, and it means so much to our small local charity. If you are interested in volunteering at future events, you can find out more here.

Just a shame we couldn’t celebrate a win in the football…

Funding Manager Sarah from Walthew House, with County’s mascot Vernon.

We are also very grateful to the football club’s Community Trust, who kindly brought the National League trophy to our weekly social group last week, so that our visually impaired service users (and staff and volunteers!) could take turns holding the trophy!

Group photo of service users and volunteers sat in front of the National League trophy in the hall at Walthew House.

Dave Wardle, Trust Manager, has been taking the trophy to various venues across Stockport, including schools and community groups, and we were over the moon to welcome it to our charity headquarters too. Many of our service users are County fans, and this visit helped to ease the disappointment of County losing their opening game of the season!

Service user Arthur, holding the National League trophy aloft.