Emma, our Community Engagement Officer explains what’s happening and why on Saturday
On the 8th of September as many of you will know we will be having a Community Day. Why is this important? without such a fantastic community and such wonderful fans we would be a club without a foundation and would crumble. Thank you for coming every week wind, rain and even when it’s freezing cold. You will always just wrap a Fisher Scarf on and sing your hearts out 🙂
This Community Day Fisher FC wants to do some fundraising for two amazing charities CRY Cardiac Arrest in the Young and Non-League for Grenfell. One table will be fundraising for CRY we will be selling a yummy selection of cakes. The other we will be doing a great tombola for Non-League for Grenfell to help raise money for families affected by the tragedy.
I wanted to share a little bit about the fantastic work that CRY and Non-League for Grenfell are doing. As many of you know that CRY has been our chosen charity. CRY are truly amazing every day they are working hard to raise awareness of Cardiac Arrest and save the lives of our young people.
We all can relate to the work they are doing as we have sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, cousins we cherish. CRY is working hard to heavily reduce and prevent young people from the risk of Cardiac Arrest.
CRY’s website statistics show “every week in the UK, 12 fit and young people aged 35 and under die from undiagnosed cardiac conditions” taken from CRY Statistics www.c-r-y.org.uk
CRY will be doing free heart screenings, On the 1st of September for Young People aged between 14-35 in London. All the information can be found by visiting the website or twitter @CRY_UK.
Fisher FC really want to keep expanding and building relationships in the community, we truly admire all the work CRY are doing. We will be doing another big fundraiser before the end of season. Every donation goes towards vital lifesaving medical research, heart monitoring equipment vital to detecting and helping to prevent Cardiac Arrest in the Young.
If you or a family member has been affected, CRY also offer bereavement support in such difficult times. They really are working for a safer future for our loved ones. For more Information please, see their website www.c-r-y.org.uk or you can also find them on twitter @CRY_UK.
Non-League for Grenfell are a football movement determined and passionate about bringing about change. They formed in May 2018 and stand firm in their support of families, who suffered on that tragic day last year with the fire at the Grenfell Towers.
I could not even begin to imagine the pain, sadness and anger and grief felt by so many families we at Fisher FC are deeply sorry for your loss.
When we saw on Twitter that Non-League for Grenfell existed we grabbed the opportunity with both hands to ask the lovely members to come down for Community Day. We want to do anything we can to help the families affected by that day.
We will be having a tombola with a wide variety of prizes. All proceeds will go to Non-League for Grenfell to help with the admirable work they are doing to help those families affected. Fun Fact one of Non-League for Grenfell members has been visiting Fisher from way back before we were reformed. They are such wonderful people and the word they are doing we truly admire. you can also follow Non-League for Grenfell on twitter @nonlge4grenfell
If you or a family member has been affected by the Grenfell Towers and feel you need support the NHS offers emotional support please visit https://www.grenfell.nhs.uk/.
Thank You for Listening
Emma Fish @Emma_FisherFC
Community Engagement Officer
COMMUNITY DAY – Saturday 8th September
Fisher vs Sheppey United
Saturday 8 September 2018
SCEFL Premier Division
St Paul’s Stadium
London SE16 5EF
Adults £8 (members £7)
Seniors/unwaged/16-21 year olds £5 (members £4)
Under 16s FREE (accompanied or members) or £1 (unaccompanied)
Map and directions:
Nearest train station: Rotherhithe (on the London Overground).
- Turn left out of the station and the stadium is roughly 10 minutes walk directly along Salter Rd.
Nearest tube station: Canada Water (on the Jubilee Line).
Out of the station (bus station exit) you can either:
- Turn right on Surrey Quays Rd, then right onto Lower Rd – passing the blue plaque building of Michael Caine’s birthplace! When you get to the Rotherhithe Tunnel roundabout take a right onto Brunel Rd which leads into Salter Rd past Rotherhithe station, walk along til you reach the ground (on the left).
- Turn left on Surrey Quays Rd, then left again onto Redriff Rd which leads into Salter Rd, carry on walking til you reach the ground (on the right).
Both options take around 15 minutes to walk.
There are two buses that take you to St Paul’s:
- C10 (single decker)
both drop you off by the ground in either direction (see route map below)
Nelson Dock Pier is 15 minutes walk away, served by River Bus 4 from Canary Wharf.
Bus routes map: