With the aim of uniting the community through sport, Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust provides a range of activities and after school clubs, which have had a significant impact on reducing anti-social behaviour in and around Watford by engaging and empowering young people. Like most community organisations and charities, they are always looking for volunteers and donations.
Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust: making a positive difference for all through sport and learning.
Everybody involved with Watford Football Club, from the Chairman, Board, Trustees, Manager and players to staff and fans, believe that what the CSE Trust does really matters.
By providing positive experiences and opportunities to help engage and empower young people, they have made a significant contribution to a reduction in anti-social behaviour in the Watford area.
To date, and not counting friends, parents, carers and relatives, 148,000 young people and adults have participated in Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust's activities:
250 young people each week through the Positive Futures programme
540 young people each week via Onside
500 children and adults with Disability
300 young people each week in Safer Neighbourhoods
42 schools and 3000 pupils with Healthy Schools
800 students in Double Club
Work with schools
The Healthy Schools programme focuses on years 5 and 6 in Hertfordshire and Harrow to provide information on healthy living followed by individual and team fitness activities, whilst the Watford FC-themed Double Club has helped motivate, inspire and encourage students to raise achievement levels in numeracy, literacy and ICT.
Work with the disabled
The CSE Trust now works with 90% of the specialist schools in Hertfordshire and helped found the Hertfordshire Inclusive League to give children and adults with disabilities a chance to participate in our nation's favourite game.
Work in the community
The Safer Neighbourhoods programme in the Borough of Harrow provides after school clubs, holiday courses, training schemes and inter-estate competitions that have seen significant results in the reduction of anti-social behaviour in the area.
How you can help
The Trust is a self financing charity; therefore, to carry on its work in the community, it needs funding and volunteers.
There are plenty of ways you can support Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust:
Please make a donation via Just Giving
Join the Hornets Charity Lotto
Sponsor one of the Trust's many community based projects
Buy tickets for the match day 50/50 draw
Volunteer for one of CSE Trust's projects
Be an ambassador and help promote the Trust's work with businesses and organisations
The Trust is a Registered Charity No: 1102239
Please remember to mention The Best of Watford when contacting Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust.
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