We are thrilled to announce that FBB have been shortlisted in the top 30 charities of the year for the The Guardian‘s 2016 Charity Awards!!!
The Guardian Charity Awards offer a unique platform to celebrate the success of small and medium-sized charities working to improve social wellbeing. For 24 years, they have showcased the work of shortlisted charities and given winners the backing and profile they need to move forward. The five winning charities will be announced at an awards lunch on 13 December at the Guardian’s London head office. Read more on their website here.
FBB founder Jasper Kain was delighted, saying: “We are honoured to be shortlisted alongside so many other brilliant charities! This nomination serves as recognition for all the hard work and innovation that the growing FBB team have put in over the last couple of years. Since we gained charitable status in 2014 it has been a period of remarkable collective learning and the impact we are having on the lives of young people is really starting to show! The work we are doing would not be possible without the help of countless partners, supporters, trustees and committed volunteers who are dedicated to having a transformational impact on the lives of young people.”
“The challenges for young people growing up in our society remain greater than ever and the need for strong collective leadership is paramount. The recognition gained from being shortlisted will drive us on as we strive to use young people’s passion for football to help them overcome significant barriers in their learning and development. This also comes at a perfect time as we look to expand to more UK cities in 2017. Thanks to everyone and please keep up your support!”
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