Ewe Rams Donate Kit to Local Refugee Centre
Club members from across Derby County Women have helped to donate football kit and equipment to a local Derby based refugee centre as part of its community projects.
Ewe Rams Directors visited the Normanton SureStart Centre who support refugee children that live within the city as part of an initiative to bring the game to all, delivering the kit and equipment last weekend.
Social Director Alison Cope led not he collection and said “We’re delighted to have been able to help the Normanton SureStart centre collate football equipment to reach out to its refugee community.
“Over the past few weeks, we’ve been collecting used equipment such as football boots, shin pads, football shirts as well any unwanted footballs or training equipment.
“We’ve had donations from across the club both at senior and academy level and its been great to see us support local refugee children, many who are here without their families and show that football is for everyone."
Hedia Aslam, Children's Centre Service Manager spoke about the support that has been going on within Derby with Afghan refugees in particular and across the rest of the service.
Aslam said "Part of my role as Service manager of Children’s Centres based in the heart of the Normanton area and part the Early Integration and Safeguarding team , we support families with children up to 8 years old within the locality.
"Our work focuses on the family unit to enable parents /carers and children to achieve better outcomes. Support can be at various levels and parents /carers are our partners in the journey to make a better stable future.
"Our mission is to ensure that all children get the support they need to: be healthy, stay safe ,enjoy and achieve ,make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being.
"We have both targeted and universal services throughout the year to meet the tailored community need. This ranges from school readiness, preparing for parenthood, parenting , support into employment , volunteering and much more.
"We also reach out to support communities /families in crisis working in partnership with voluntary sector and community groups to support cohesion and community integration. Latest support has been for the Afghan refugees."