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10 things you didn't know about the Foundation

THE Albion Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary

THE Albion Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year.

As the Foundation prepare for this week's Baggies Bike Challenge, we give you 10 things you probably never knew about them.

1. 10 current staff used to be participants 

2. In terms of fundraising, this year's Norwich-to-West Bromwich event will be the Foundation's fourth. Previous events include a 24-hour badminton marathon; a blind team walking from Liverpool to The Hawthorns, a tri-Albion challenge involving a cycle ride, walk and marathon

3. The events have helped raise more than £30,000 for the Foundation.

4. Current Foundation Director Rob Lake captained Middlesbrough's Youth Team to the FA Cup Final in the 1989/1990 season, eventually losing 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, education and inclusion programme manager Anna Pincher's dog is named after Ex-Albion striker Scott Dobie 

5. The Albion Foundation have worked in five different continents.

6. Employability Coordinator Dan Crane, is an ex-Baggies Goalkeeper and still plays for Hednesford Town.

7. Sporting Club Albion’s Powerchair Football team will represent England in the upcoming Champions League to be held in Denmark in October.

8. Our staff team includes over 130 volunteers.

9. We have been working with kids in care for over 10 years 

10. Disability member of staff Paul Hunt has completed the London Marathon eight times in his wheelchair!