Cardiff City approve pre-Christmas bucket collection in aid of homelessness charity

Trust chair Keith Morgan

Cardiff City Football Club has kindly agreed to allow the Trust supported charity, The Wallich, to hold a bucket collection in aid of its vital work with homeless people across Wales.he bucket collection will take place before the headline match against Manchester United on Saturday, December 22nd.

Trust chairman, Keith Morgan, said: “We are thrilled at this generous gesture by the club and wish to thank chief executive, Ken Choo, for agreeing to the collection.

“The fact that the collection will be on the Saturday before Christmas is poignant because it is at this time of the year, probably more than any other, that the vulnerability of the less fortunate members of society comes into sharp focus.

“The Wallich, which started its work 40 years ago in Cardiff, is now giving help and advice to homeless and vulnerable people through 65 projects across Wales.

“We know how generous Cardiff City fans are – they’ve proved it time and time again over the years – and we’re sure they will support this worthwhile collection for homeless people. We hope to raise a sizeable sum for The Wallich’s crucial work.”

The Trust has chosen The Wallich as its charity for the current season.

Michael Cowley, fundraising and partnerships senior manager for The Wallich said: “We are really grateful to the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust and the club for their support and the opportunity to promote the work of The Wallich at such a high-profile fixture.

“The money raised will help fund our Cardiff Nightshelter which offers safety, warmth and comfort to 23 people each night who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough.

“The Nightshelter provides a lifeline for some of the most vulnerable people in our community and with the support of Cardiff City Football Club, we can ensure that there is always someone there to offer support to those who need it most.”

Cardiff City Executive Director & CEO, Ken Choo, said: “Cardiff City FC is very pleased to be supporting the Supporters’ Trust’s chosen charity, The Wallich, again this winter.

“It cannot be understated how important The Wallich’s work is, particularly at this time of year, and we’ll be delighted to welcome and help them at our fixture with Manchester United in December.”

The Trust has chosen The Wallich as its charity for the current season.