SwansAid takes centre stage
1st March 2014
SwansAid will take centre stage when the Swans host Crystal Palace at the Liberty on Sunday, thanks to the support of the club's main sponsor Goldenway (GWFX).
Swansea City and Goldenway have teamed up to support the club's Community Trust and to help raise funds for SwansAid.
Thanks to the fantastic support from the club's main sponsor, SwansAid will feature on the front of the players' shirts on Sunday in place of the usual GWFX logo for this particular match.
SwansAid was set up in August 2013 by the Swans Community Trust to help fund special projects within the community in a bid to help address the issues, needs and aspirations of communities within West Wales.
So far, the Community Trust fund has donated a total of £25,000 to local charities and community groups such as Surfability UK, Heol Goffa special needs school, Wales Air Ambulance, Meads Squash Club and Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services.
The match-worn shirts of the Swansea squad members on the day will be signed and auctioned off in order to raise money for SwansAid and a UNICEF, Goldenway's chosen charity.
Meanwhile, the limited edition shirts will also be available for supporters to buy for £30 from the club shop in adult sizes only (online HERE), with all proceeds being divided between SwansAid and UNICEF.
Swansea City vice-chairman Leigh Dineen, who chairs the board of trustees at SwansAid, was keen to express his gratitude to Goldenway for the generous support they have shown for the trust fund.
"We are ever so grateful to GWFX for helping us support SwansAid and the communities of West Wales," he said.
"The Premier League is shown throughout the world and the global exposure SwansAid will receive is massive.
"The relinquishing of their rights of the front of shirt is a huge gesture and the club are very grateful.
"The money raised will be of huge help to special projects within our area to enhance our local communities and will also benefit the charity of Goldenway's choice"
Meanwhile, director of Goldenway UK Darren Vickers highlighted the importance of the Swans Community Trust.
"SwansAid has made a significant difference within the community, and GWFX recognise all the effort and time given by many people to support the Trust.
"GWFX has been consistently committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
"We are very grateful for the opportunity to be the sponsor and associated with this project, and I strongly encourage you to support Swansea's invaluable work."
Applications for round two of SwansAid funding opened on Tuesday, January 28. If you think your community group or charity could benefit from SwansAid support, make sure you apply. Applications close on March 28. Further details about the fund, eligibility and how to apply can be found HERE.