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Effingham Village Recreation Trust in Surrey offer spaces that our local community can join in with like football clubs, garden clubs and walking groups. The playing fields and Hall are spaces for the community to enjoy together through their hobbies.
We’re one of these groups and as Bookham FC’s youth football club, we have 25 teams in Surrey with players ranging from 6 to 18 years old. We’re a tight-knit community, mainly run by devoted parents with FA Level One coaching qualifications.
We care more about an individual player’s development rather than winning a match at all costs. We’re able to bring our local community together through their shared love of the sport, developing skills and forming friendships.
Being part of Co-op’s Halloween TV ad
Effingham Village Recreation Trust are part of Co-op’s Local Community Fund, which means when Co-op Members in our local community buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 1% of their spend goes to them as their chosen local cause.
We were still so surprised when the Co-op asked us to get involved with their TV ad, the kids were really excited to be a part of it.
On the day of filming, the kids really enjoyed themselves and I’m sure you’ll agree, they were all naturals on camera. You can watch the TV ad below.
Co-op Members are helping to improve community spaces
Whether you’re on the pitch or cheering from the sidelines, the friendships formed here and the games played are what people talk about years later.
That’s why Effingham Village Recreation Trust are part of the Co-op’s Local Community Fund; to raise money to improve the facilities and open up our club to more children and young people. We’re fundraising for an all-weather sports pitch.
This is why the Co-op and the Local Community Fund fit so well with our ethos.
Chairman Bookham Colts
Read more on local communities at our Co-op;
- Giving young lads a second chance with new skills
- Being part of the Community Fund has been amazing in so many ways
- Community is the knot that keeps us together