Shoreham-based care home Cavell House has sponsored a group of budding young footballers and helped to kit them out for the 2020/21 football season.
The home on Middle Road has sponsored the Southwick Rangers U11s girls’ team. The team play in the Sussex County women and girls league, in the U11 purple division. Southwick Rangers have used the sponsorship to buy the girls their home football strips, which are a lovely and bright, blue and yellow kit.
Lots of the residents at Cavell House thoroughly enjoy football themselves, whether that be watching it on the TV or playing the sport in their youth. The residents were thrilled to hear the news and support the girls and to help further their balling careers.
Dereck Chatten, 88, was delighted to support the girls. He is a keen football fan who played local grassroots football when he was younger.
He said: “As an ex-footballer and huge football fan, I understand just how much donations and support from local businesses mean to teams like the Southwick Rangers U11s. I wish them the best of luck for their season.”
Supporting Local Organisations
Ilze Careless, Larchwood Care’s regional manager for Cavell House, said: “It is very important to us that we support local organisations where we can, and give back for the support that we regularly receive.
“Many of our residents are huge football fans, and we even have a couple of ex-players at Cavell House, so it was only right that we supported a local club. We chose to support the Southwick Rangers U11s because of their positive attitudes and commitment to the sport.”
At Larchwood Care, we strive to keep our residents connected with their local community. Although this has been more difficult during the coronavirus pandemic, our teams continue to look for new innovative ways to engage with local groups and organisations.