Wycombe Wanderers have kicked off the second year of their partnership with the Chilterns MS Centre......by handing over a cheque for £1,000 from the FA Community Shield Fund.
The two organisations joined forces earlier this season with the Chilterns MS Centre being named the club’s official medical charity partner, enabling Wanderers to benefit from the use of the centre’s double hyperbaric oxygen chamber for the recovery from injury for various players.
The partnership has now been renewed for a second season, and was formally launched at the club’s training ground on Tuesday lunchtime, when Hannah Asquith, Catherine Golds and Julie Dean from the centre accepted a cheque for £1,000 from Wycombe’s general manager Michael Davies, manager Gareth Ainsworth and head of medical Cian O’Doherty.
These funds are distributed to each club from the proceeds of the FA Community Shield, which are then in turn donated to charities or community-based initiatives of the clubs’ choice.
Michael Davies said: “This relationship has been hugely beneficial for both ourselves and the centre over the past few months, helping Gareth and his staff bring players back to fitness more quickly and raising the awareness of the fantastic work of the Chilterns MS Centre to our fanbase and the local community.
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership for another year and the Centre were a natural choice for us to select as the recipient of a share of the FA Community Shield Fund.”
Hannah Asquith, who is the centre’s Head of Fundraising and Communications, said: “We have loved working with Wycombe Wanderers and found all the players, staff and supporters to be a real credit to the club. We have been able to reach out to many more people living with MS in the area to make them aware of the facilities that we have at the centre, which include hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and the oxygen chamber.
“On behalf of everyone at the Centre, we’d like to say a massive thank you to Wycombe Wanderers and to the FA for assisting with our ongoing fundraising aims with this donation of £1,000, which will help us to continue to make a real difference to the lives of those living with MS.”
Visit www.chilternsmscentre.org for more information about the centre.