Abraham Moss Warriors Keeping Children Active

by June Kelly MBE in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Total raised £21,237

raised so far

+ est. £1646.25 Gift Aid

126

supporters

To help keep Abraham Moss Warriors sports club open for families struggling due to the Cost of Living Crisis in Cheetham and Crumpsall

by June Kelly MBE in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 7th March 2023 we'd raised £21,147 with 125 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we reach our stretch target we can  start to bring back all  of the 240 members we had to release in September 2022

Unfortunately due to funding  restrictions we had to reduce the number of people who could attend the club . 

The initial 20,000  pounds will help us stay open for the 212 young people we currently have attending  but  with your help the £35,000 means we could bring the whole club back together again, which would be amazing for the community.


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Abraham Moss Warriors at the Heart of the Community CIC, is a place where people come as strangers and leave as friends!!

Running for over 22 years It is the beating Heart of the community and is a lifeline for many families in Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall in North Manchester

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  • We face an uncertain future as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite
  • The club caters mainly for families who find it difficult to attend traditional sports clubs and is open to children and adults who live in an area of high deprivation.
  • The club helps to improve physical and mental well being 
  •  91 volunteers involved in the club.
  • We run a variety of activities including football, cricket, tennis, basketball, dodgeball, gardening, cycling, swimming, water sports, social action projects, maths and science tuition and holiday programs for children on free school meals.

Why are we crowdfunding?

We had 452 members in September 2022 but have had to cut that down to 212 members as we have recently struggled for funding.

We try to keep the fees as low as possible only £1 per hr session and all kit and equipment is provided free of charge.

For more information please visit our website at www.abrahammosswarriors.co.uk

  • Abraham Moss Warriors has hosted sport and  community activities for families in North Manchester since its formation in 2000.
  • Won numerous local and National awards for the difference that the club makes in the local community including an MBE and Pride of Britain award.
  • We have been successful over the years with funding from  a variety of sources including the National Lottery, BBC Children In Need,  Forever Manchester,Sport England and the Neighbourhood Investment Fund to name just a few however bills had risen by 20% during the last year, at the same time that grant funding has dried up.

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  • The club supports hundreds of families in Cheetham and Crumpsall, areas in which crime and deprivation levels are well above the national average.

Sumiya Patel, who has two children at the club, said: "The area has a history of violence and drug dealing."This academy is helping my kids build their future in our community, instead of spoiling their future and getting into bad habits.

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Another parent commented "Because of this club I find my kids are in good and safe hands and enjoying every moment of it."

 

Once daily football training sessions are now only weekly, while fuel prices mean running a team mini-bus has simply become too expensive and many  children can not be in leagues any more .

Head coach and founder June Kelly MBE, said I'm really worried that we are going to struggle to keep paying for the facility."We've given our heart and soul into making this club. It's upsetting to think that we've come so far but it's just becoming more and more difficult to sustain the club."

Please help support the young people of Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall to reach their full potential -Your support really will make a difference!!Thank -You

How you can play your part


There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a rea

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. If you want to run your own fundraiser to support us, maybe a sponsored activity or similar, use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

How we’ll spend the money raised

We plan to spend the money on paying to-Subsidise sessions so that all the children can attend without worrying if parents will have enough money to let them go 

 FACILITY HIRE  so that we can continue to  run sessions  in a safe environment away from fear of gangs and have somewhere warm for the children and families to go 

Minibus hire to enable the club to get to matches for football

 Food parcels for families struggling at home to eat 

Sessional workers to support some of the sessions with the more challenging young people who need more support 

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Rewards

This project offered rewards

£30 or more

£30 Reward

As a club we are always trying to do social action in the community so if you pledge £30 then 2 volunteers from the club will spend 1hr In Smedley park, Cheetham Hill, litter picking/gardening to improve it for the whole community to enjoy

£1 or more

£1 Reward

For just £1 pound, That's right £1 you can either have a FREE SESSION at FOOTBALL if you are a member or can pay it forward so a child struggling to pay the costs can have a FREE session

£2 or more

£2 Reward

For just £2 you can sponsor one of the Fruit Trees in the new Orchard that we recently built at Smedley Park ,where the club uses for matches ,will still be there for many a year to come

£3 or more

£3 Reward

For only £3 can get you can either have 4 FREE SESSIONs at FOOTBALL if you are a member or can pay it forward so a child struggling to pay the costs can have 4 FREE sessions- I am sure they will be really grateful!!

£4 or more

£4 Reward

If you like sweet treats, then this reward is for YOU! 6 CUPCAKES

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you message on club website

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank You message on club website and have a free coaching session at one of our sports sessions for up to 2 children aged 6-16

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Receive a brand new football

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A thank You message on clubs website and can have a free coaching session at one of our sports sessions for up to 6 children aged 6-16

£50 or more

£50 Reward

As a club we run maths sessions so we are happy to offer a 1hr 1-1 maths tuition online if you pledge £50

£60 or more

£60 Reward

If you pledge £60 we are happy to run a1hr coding session online for 1 person but you will be in a group of 8 people

£75 or more

£75 Reward or more

Will get a Thank You message on Twitter and website can also display company's logo on website if you want also can have a free coaching session at one of our sports sessions for up to 8 children aged 6-16 can include friends and family

£100 or more

£100 Reward

If you pledge £100 we will bring 10 volunteers to Smedley park for 1hr of gardening/litter picking to improve the area for the whole community to enjoy

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Why not get together with your neighbours and if you donate £250 then we will bring 10 volunteers to your street for 2 hrs to litter pick and tidy up gardens - sorry available in Cheetham Hill and Crumpsall, North Manchester only!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

For companies -we will offer a 2hr teambuilding session run by Abraham Moss Warriors for your staff up to 12 people at a time with coffee and cake included

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

For companies -we will offer a 6hr teambuilding session for your staff up to 12 people at a time with coffee,sandwiches and cake included run by Abraham Moss Warriors

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