Anonymous donor from Tonbridge Baptist Church helps Angels in the Community
Partnership that helps local children
An anonymous donor will allow a partnership between Tonbridge Angels FC and Tonbridge Baptist Church to continue and flourish to the benefit of the local community.
In particular, the new Angels in the Communuty initiative will be able to work alongside Tonbridge Baptist Church to use football as a force for good in the area. Angels coaches will aim to be positive role models for local children and thanks to the sponsorship from Tonbridge Baptist Church there will be free football coaching sessions to children for the TN10 postcode area who might otherwise struggle to pay for the courses.
As Angels Chairman, Dave Netherstreet pointed out: "Families have been hit hard by the pandemic and as a football club in the heart of the community we want to do our part to help. We hugely appreciate the funding for our community programme and thank Tonbridge Baptist Church, our club chaplain and Lead Minister at the Church, Neil Durling, and the generosity of the anonymous donor who has made this happen."
Said Rob Blundell, Treasurer at Tonbridge Baptist Church: "At this most extraordinary of times, where the true value of community has been identified, Tonbridge Baptist Church is excited to partner once again with Tonbridge Angels FC as together we look to serve the wellbeing of our community. We are humbled to be in receipt of an anonymous third-party gift that will enable a programme of events and activity for the benefit of people from all sections of the local area, that they might enjoy a greater measure of community in all its fullness."
Other events that will take place through the auspices of the partnership, include a Football Fun Day at Longmead, a Christmas Carol Service at the Baptist Church with attendance from the 1st team's management and players, and an event hosted by Tonbridge Angels and run by the Church for 60 people in the local community to be held at the Longmead Marquee.