We’re delighted to announce that following on from our recent ‘giving back’ statement published a couple of weeks ago (click here to view) that we’ve now donated £350 to Project B6 and committed £650 to send families to watch an up-and-coming Villa match.
All of this has been made possible through our partnership with FansBet and the Villa supporters that have switched their betting allegiance to them since the summer and selected Heart of the Holte as its beneficiary.
Founded in March 2017, Project B6 has helped to bring colour and vibrancy back to the stands and turn Villa Park into a cauldron of colour with its flags, banners and mosaics.
It was important to us that we contributed to something that all regular match day goers not only appreciate but will also get to see and hear the benefits of.
Project B6 are a credit to our football club and this is our way of thanking them for all the hard work that they’ve put in over the past two years and long may it continue.
Upon receiving the payment Project B6 gave the following statement:-
“We would like to put on record our thanks to Heart of the Holte for the donation of £350. As always, we appreciate any donation that we receive. This generous donation will go towards a display that we are planning, with the full cooperation of the club. It will contribute a long way towards putting us in a good position to achieve our aim before the end of the season. Up the Villa!”
– Project B6
With the remaining £650 it was our ambition to send families that wouldn’t ordinarily go to the football, to go and watch a Villa match on us.
Birmingham Council put us in contact with Geraldine Moore, the Senior Admin Officer at the Tomorrow’s Men charity which she helps to run alongside her husband.
Tomorrow’s Men is a group of professional volunteers that are supported by the Mustard Seed Fellowship in Great Barr with an aim to assist young boys achieve their potential in life and as they grow into men they will continue to contribute in a positive manner to the local community and society as a whole.
Over the telephone Geraldine explained to me that many of the young boys – and fathers for that matter – that attend Tomorrow’s Men are Aston Villa fans but due to a number of overriding factors they have never been to watch them “in real life.” This will help make their dreams come true.
We have invited 18 adults and 23 children from Tomorrow’s Men to join us at Villa Park on Saturday March 16th 2019 for our match against Middlesbrough – assuming Boro’ don’t make it to the FA Cup quarter finals (we have a contingency in place for another match before the end of the season if they do). Any remaining monies will be paid to the charity.
“I would like to place on record our thanks to Heart of the Holte for the financial support that they have provided us. This will enable the ‘Tomorrow’s Men’ boys to attend a home match with their fathers (and in one case an uncle). I have already received a thank you from many of the parents, especially seeing as the majority of the group have never had the opportunity to attend a home match. Thanking you again on behalf of the staff team.”
– Geraldine Moore, Tomorrow’s Men
For further information surrounding Tomorrow’s Men please click here.
We’d like to thank everyone that has helped to make this happen and we really hope that moving forward we can have a much bigger impact on community projects like the above.
Stay tuned for more news in the coming days about an event that we’re staging on the last day of the season at Villa Park…!
UP THE VILLA!
Written by Ryan Pitcher