New volunteering opportunities with Football Unites

09 Apr 2008 / News

Football Unites Racism Divides Educational Trust is one of 152 projects across the country who will be funded by v as part of vinvolved, a new national youth volunteering programme backed by £75 million funding, which aims to inspire half a million more young people to volunteer in England. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com🏢office" />

<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com🏢smarttags" />Howard Holmes says: “We are very excited to be part of the vinvolved programme. The funding will enable us to harness the enthusiasm and talents of young people in Sheffield for the benefit of the community". v replaces the Millennium Volunteers scheme which has now finished.

The photo shows the fruits of the labours of some of our volunteers, who helped lay out cards on thousands of seats at Sheffield United's ground on 8th April to enable fans at the Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday derby to honour local football legend Derek Dooley, who died recently.