In the Community
Welcome to Stafford Rangers in the Community, the football club’s own registered charity
Welcome to the web page for Stafford Rangers in the Community, the football club’s own registered charity.
The charity aims to improve the lives of as many people as possible by promoting participation in healthy recreation by providing facilities for playing football and other sports and by providing recreation and other leisure time activities for the benefit of people who need them because of their youth, age, disability or deprived social and economic circumstances.
- John Mac’s Great Trek
Over the 12 months from 1st October 2023 – during which he will celebrate his 78th birthday – John Macmillan, the chairman of Stafford Rangers in the Community, is going to walk SIX MILLION PACES – roughly 2,400 miles or 92 marathons or Land’s End to John o’ Groats and back and then back to Bristol – to raise money for sports camps.In August, we held our first sports camp which was completely free and included a cooked lunch every day. It lasted 4 days and attracted 65 children aged 12 and under each day. Feedback from parents was 100% positive. A second camp in October was badly hit by the weather but those youngsters who braved the rain had a fantastic time.We could only run the camps because of a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery but that has now run out. John’s target is £30,000 so we can run at least 6 more camps focusing on children and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. Will you please help by sponsoring him via his Just Giving page and spreading the word among family and friends? John will be posting bulletins about his progress every two months on Stafford Rangers web site.
- Young coaches of the future
Thanks to a generous donation by one of our trustees, we have been able to put 5 of the football club’s academy students through the first phase of qualification as football coaches. Having had first aid training and DBS clearance they are now well on the way to getting their Level 1 FA qualifications. This will not only benefit them but will also help the charity deliver its objectives as many of our activities will require a large pool of coaching talent to achieve. Our plans for the future include visits by our coaches to schools and community groups to encourage people to take up sport for the benefit of their physical and mental health and to make new friends.
- Breaking News – Warm and Welcoming
For the second year running the charity has secured grant funding – this time £8,500 – to provide warm and welcoming spaces in the social club for the lonely and disadvantaged during the coming winter. Games and hot drinks will be provided. More on this later.
For more information about Stafford Rangers in the Community including our governing instrument, annual report and accounts, grant making and safeguarding policies and our policy on managing conflicts of interest – click on the relevant link.
Stafford Rangers in the Community is a registered charity with charity number 1200424.
Delivering the official community programme of Stafford Rangers FC providing sport, physical activity and other recreation to communities across Staffordshire, but operating independently from it.