Aberdeen FC joins homelessness charity to launch Feel Good Football for people in need
This week, Aberdeen FC teamed up with Scottish homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust to give people less fortunate the experience of a lifetime.
The popular football club launched Feel Good Football, a weekly programme running throughout the summer, that gives participants the change to play football, hang out and watch match highlights with some of the Aberdeen players. 11 individuals who are currently being supported by Bethany Christian Trust’s ‘Toastie Club’, have signed up and are attending the course.
The Toastie Club, one of the Aberdeen community development projects facilitated by Bethany, is a drop-in group run in partnership with Kings Community Church. The group is a safe place for people to have lunch, access support, build friendships and develop new and existing skills.
Bethany Christian Trust, which has been operating as a charity since 1983, seeks to address the causes and consequences of homelessness. Through prevention, crisis intervention and housing support Bethany aims to end homelessness in Scotland one person at a time.
Luke Emerton, community support and development manager (east) at Bethany Christian Trust, said: “’We are delighted that Aberdeen Football Club have been so keen to link in with Bethany’s Toastie Club. Working together with other organisations is essential to the work we do; it means that we are able to provide more opportunities for people to develop new and existing skills or to access further support if needed. Aberdeen Football Club has a great range of community engagement work and we are looking forward to seeing this partnership develop further.”