The FSOA Makes a Difference AgainPeter Houghton
I’m delighted to announce that the FSOA is, once again, helping to make a difference by donating a signed and framed Bruce Grobbelaar goalkeeping glove which has currently raised in excess of £200 for Stockport Tadpoles Support Group for Children and Families with Diabetes. The final figure will be released after 1 December 2019.
The non-stop efforts of Sharon Lynch is driving the coveted auction prize to the new heights through activating her contacts and contacts of contacts on social media.
The glove, bearing the Liverpool Legend “YNWA” across the fingertips and remembering the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989, was clearly a big hit with the bidders, just as much as Bruce was at our recent Conference. You may recall that the events of that sad day took place right behind Bruce.
Sharon was clearly delighted at the support given by the FSOA as a sum of money like this means a lot for her charity.
I recently attended a fund-raising event for Stockport Tadpoles at Rainbow 88 in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, where the irrepressible Linda Lam, as seemingly always, hosted the event, proving that Rainbow 88, in similar fashion to FC Barcelona, is “More than a Restaurant”.
The event was also attended by Cllr Wendy Meikle, a champion of all-things-Stockport and the LibDem candidate for the forthcoming General Election. As always, Wendy added her vibrant energy and electricity to the fund-raising effort, proving once again why she is the ideal choice, for the people of Stockport.
Similar to the FSOA, Rainbow 88 is a kind of community, hosting no end of events that raise money for the community of Stockport. It is estimated that over £280000 has been raised over time at these events. Linda Lam won Inspire Award for “Women in Hospitality” earlier this year.