Stockport-based Contact Originators, a leading packaging origination and flexo plate-making company, is sponsoring the Disability and Mental Health programme of the Community Foundation, the charitable arm of Stockport County FC for 2020/21.
The programme supports over 250 children, young people and adults with a range of physical, learning and mental health conditions, as well as senior citizens who are living in social isolation.
Provision includes weekly football/multi-sport coaching sessions and tournaments, a walking football group and a drop-in ‘Sport in Memories’ social wellbeing group.
The latest contribution from Contact Originators demonstrates further commitment to the following their sponsorship of the County Football Club ball boys’ and girls’ kit for the previous season. This enabled the Foundation to provide the group of young aspiring footballers with new tracksuits to wear on home matchdays.
Steve Mulcahy, CEO of Contact Originators, said: “Stockport County is our local football team, so this sponsorship deal is a wonderful prospect for the club and Contact Originators. It enables us to give something back to our local community and we are extremely proud and excited to have agreed on the deal.
“The Foundation is a vital asset for the wider Stockport community, supporting some of our most vulnerable members of society. It opens the door to sporting and social opportunities that otherwise would probably not exist for them.”
Dave Wardle, Foundation Manager, said: “We would like to thank Contact for their fantastic support towards our Disability and Mental Health programme, which is so valuable to so many vulnerable people in our local community. The programme of activities that we provide enables us to reach out to a variety of groups with a range of needs, aiming to promote healthy lifestyles, extending opportunity, choice and control – benefitting those attendees physically, socially and emotionally.
“Contact’s generous sponsorship will help with the running costs of the programme including funding of new equipment, venue hire, refreshments, tournament and coaching costs.”