FC United of Manchester are pleased to be supporting a project centered around football that will work with young men being provided asylum in Manchester.
The British Red Cross Society is the United Kingdom body of the worldwide neutral and impartial humanitarian network the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The society was formed in 1870, and is a registered charity with more than 17,200 volunteers and 3,400 staff. At the heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas. The British Red Cross is the UK’s largest independent provider of services and support for refugees and people seeking asylum.
The refugee programme’s new home will be Broadhurst Park and weekly football sessions will be delivered on our 3G pitch. The initative goes beyond football and also offers emergency help, one-to-one support and casework, special services for children & families, and family reunions.
British Red Cross Officer Jane Markey said “The British Red Cross works with people seeking asylum and people with refugee status across the UK, but our team in Greater Manchester has really seen the power of football to bring people from different backgrounds together. Unfortunately, we had not been able to get our sessions back up and running since the Covid-19 pandemic – until this week! We are delighted to have found a new home at FC United and to be able to continue to deliver sessions that focus on wellbeing through football.”
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