BARNSLEY supporters are being asked to “Bring a Pound to the Ground” at this weekend’s match against Northampton Town to help raise vital funds for Barnsley FC Community Trust’s work in the local community.

The Community Trust is the charitable arm of Barnsley FC and is committed to making a positive impact across the borough.

The Trust delivers a wide range of programmes and activities designed to support local residents. With a reach that engages between 10,000 and 15,000 people each season, the Trust works with individuals from two to 100 years old.

The funds raised through this “Bring a Pound to the Ground” initiative will support the Trust’s efforts across a variety of key areas, including Health and Wellbeing, Education and Employability, Inclusion and Participation, and much more.

Kieron Campbell, Head of Foundation said: “At Barnsley FC Community Trust, we believe in the power of sport and community to change lives. Your support through initiatives like ‘Bring a Pound to the Ground’ helps us continue our work, delivering vital programs that address physical and mental health, physical inactivity, education, social isolation, and more. We are immensely grateful for the support of our fans, and together, we can make a lasting impact on the Barnsley community.”

During the fixture, the Community Trust will be delivering activities stationed at the Ozone, as well as hosting their Matchday Experience and home debut programme to ensure there is an action packed offer for supporters pre-game.

Donations can be made at the Ozone prior to kick off where Barnsley FC Community staff will be present to thank you for your donation and educate you on the work they provide across the local community. Additionally, staff will also be walking around the ground with collection buckets.

If you require any further information or would like to see how you can further donate or support the charity moving forward, please contact 01226 211333, email or drop in to their offices situated at Oakwell in the Indoor Training Centre.