The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on many of Maidenhead and Windsor’s charitable and voluntary sector organisations.
Some have experienced overwhelming increases in the demand for their support and services. Some have needed to develop new service delivery approaches. Others have had to reduce services or simply stop their service delivery.
The financial impact for all is serious either through the loss of their normal income or escalating costs due to increased demand for services. Without additional financial support many local charities will struggle to survive and/or maintain the services they deliver.
Maidenhead United FC is celebrating its 150th anniversary during the 2020/21 season. As a community focused club, our priority during the pandemic has been to support the local community and we have become increasingly aware of the difficulties which local charities are experiencing.
We have decided to set ourselves the target of raising £150,000 for 15 local charities during our anniversary year. Each of the beneficiary charities provide vital services and activities for the benefit of people living in Maidenhead, Windsor, and the surrounding areas. They are also all in need of additional funding support as a consequence of the pandemic.
All funding raised through Magpies150 will be split equally between each the 15 charities.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The Magpies 150 Challenge is a call to action to those who want to provide vital fundraising support for local charitable organisations.
Anyone can take the Magpies 150 Challenge, whatever your age or abilities.
You can make donation using the Donate button below, choosing your amount, leaving your message and sharing on social media using #Magpies150Challenge.
You can choose your own Magpies 150 Challenge, which can be any activity you like! All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 1.5, 15 or 150 that suits your skills, set up a fundraising page on Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving and complete your challenge.
Please get involved, your support will make a real difference!