Cardiff clash selected for Foundation Day

The Baggies will celebrate the inspirational work of The Albion Foundation when Cardiff City visit The Hawthorns on Saturday, October 5 (ko 3pm).

Foundation Day will once again bring into the spotlight the life-changing programmes the Club’s official charity provides in the local community.

The focus this year will be on the Foundation’s need for a new disability minibus with supporters invited to “bring a pound to the ground” at the Cardiff game and the Club match-funding all donations made on the day.

Bucket collectors will be located around The Hawthorns as the charity begins its campaign to raise £70,000 for the specialist vehicle.

Fans will also have the opportunity to get their hands on signed, match-worn Albion shirts from the Cardiff clash via an online auction, with all money raised going towards the 'back the bus' campaign.

Albion Foundation Director Rob Lake, explains: “It’s a simple request to the fans to please bring a pound to the ground.

“We need a specially-adapted disability minibus which has hydraulics in order to load powerchairs, so it’s an expensive piece of kit.

“The one we’ve had for the last 10 years has reached the end of its life and we need to replace it as soon as possible.

“The current van has more than 90,000 miles on the clock, it breaks down on a regular basis and it is costing us a lot in maintenance. Simply put, it’s no longer fit for purpose so we are desperate to get a new one.

“If every fan was to give us just a little bit then it will go on to make a huge difference, particularly as the club have offered to match every pound donated on Foundation Day.”

Alternatively, why not text ‘TAF’ to 70470 to donate £1 to the charity. All money raised will go directly towards the need for a new disability minibus.

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