The Hampton Rovers Football Club has a long standing relationship with the Salvation Army, supporting the Red Shield Appeal for over 15 years and that’s continued in 2016 with record collections.
On Sunday, the club helped raise $11,400 for the Salvo’s – which is up from around $10,000 last year and a record collection for the club. This is the 16th year of Hampton Rovers’ involvement and the club has now raised over $140,000. The money raised supports those in the wider community who are doing it tough.
Players and parents from our junior teams door knocked in Hampton, while senior players collecting donations at two key intersections in Hampton – corner South Road & Hampton Street, and corner South Road and Bluff Road. In all, about 200 members of the club donated their time over the weekend to help others that need it most.
It is one of the key community initiatives that the club organises and provides a great avenue for our junior and senior players to get active within the community and ‘give back’.
Organiser Bill ‘Choc’ Mirabito told the Bayside Leader last week that the players did a sterling job of raising much needed money.
“The important thing is the Hampton Rovers players giving a couple of hours of their time to help others,” Mr Mirabito said.
The club thanks Choc for getting this great cause off the ground each year, and he wanted to pass on his thanks to Louise Khanbashi for organising the Juniors and John Cesario and Steve Anderson for organising the U19s and Seniors. We also thank everyone who donated some of their time on Sunday to help those less fortunate.
@HRAFC Fantastic effort! Thanks to everyone who was involved!
— The Salvation Army (@salvos) May 30, 2016