Newtown Association Football Club, have chosen to show support the Honeypot Children’s Charity this season.

“Its great as a club to help support a local children’s charity and we hope it will allow others to see the great work they do and give them more exposure through the club. We look forward to forming a partnership where the young carers can visit Latham Park and enjoy some training sessions with the team” said chairman Howard Ellis.

“Its been the first year of bringing a charity on board and we hope to roll this out in future years to support other local charities”.

The Charity, who provides respite services, digital outreach, educational programmes and a welfare fund for young carers, by offering a sponsorship spot on their kits and providing football training to young carers in the local area.

Respite House, Honeypot Pen Y Bryn, in Dolfor, opened its doors to young carers in the North West, Midlands and Wales in 2016, to give children who are solely or partly responsible for the care of a family member, the chance to have a break from their stressful caring roles at home.

Clare Davis, Regional Fundraising Manager at The Honeypot Children’s Charity said “we are so grateful to all the team at Newtown Football Club for choosing to support Honeypot. We rely on the support of our local communities in order to continue reaching young carers across the UK. This year has been particularly challenging for our young carers but our incredible staff have been able to quickly adapt services so we can still be there for all our brave children. With the support of the club we hope more people will be aware of and proud that Newtown has the amazing facility serving young carers”.

Further information about the Honeypot Children’s Charity is available at www.honeypot.org.uk

Clare is available to answer any questions. If you want to support any fundraising initiatives or events, email Clare at [email protected]