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Stanley success boosts charity

ACCRINGTON Stanley's promotion to the Nationwide Conference has benefited local charity Maundy Relief.
ERIC Whalley (second left) presents the cheque to Maundy Relief staff and supporters

ACCRINGTON Stanley's promotion to the Nationwide Conference has benefited local charity Maundy Relief.

Each year, the FA Community Shield - between the FA Cup winners and Premier League champions - raises thousands of pounds for community based charities.

This season, as members of the Nationwide Conference, Stanley were entitled to nominate a local charity to receive a share of the Community Shield Fund. And Stanley chose Maundy Relief to donate £7,900 to.

Chairman Eric Whalley said: "We are delighted to find ourselves in a position to help Maundy Relief. Everyone at the charity does a great job working with local people and we are just pleased to be able to pass the money on to a group that we know will use it wisely and get the maximum benefit from it.

"It is a great example of the football club working with local groups to benefit the community, an area that we are looking to continue to develop as the club progresses."