On Tuesday 20th March, all 72 EFL clubs will come together for the EFL’s Community Day of Action to highlight the impact of work carried out by club Community Trusts up and down the country.
The day will see a number of activities take place thanks to the Reading FC Community Trust, with the good work they do showcased across all club channels to highlight their contribution all year round.
The Community Trust's Assistant Disability Officer, Craig Peters, will be putting himself to the test at the weekend as he runs the Reading Half Marathon - all in the name of raising money for the Trust, which you can support by donating here.
Reading FC Community Trust is a registered charity and is the community arm of the football club, engaging, developing and educating young people within various community groups within the local Reading and surrounding areas, delivering a range of sessions through 5 main activity pillars – Health, Education, Social Inclusion/Community Cohesion, Sports Participation and Recruitment.
The Community Trust engage with over 3500 participants on a weekly basis developing programmes of work through schools, colleges, youth clubs/services, grass root teams, sports centres and universities working alongside the football club in delivering player appearances, and match day experiences to young people and families.
The EFL’s Community Day of Action presents a unique opportunity for all EFL clubs to simultaneously raise awareness of the impact they are having by creating a national platform to highlight the community work that happens across 72 towns and cities, 365 days a year, seven days a week.
Approximately £50million is being invested every season by the EFL Trust and Club Community Trusts into key areas, using the power of football to help people in need across sport, education, health and community engagement programmes.
The work is having a significant impact in communities up and down the country. You'll be able to find out more on Tuesday when keep you across the Day of Action activities here at Reading FC.