Shildon AFC can announce a partnership with local cancer charity.  The Solan Connor Fawcett family cancer trust is also known as Team Solan. Team Solan will become the club’s Charity of the Year for the following three seasons at least.

The partnership will see the club promoting a range of fundraising events for Team Solan, a charity game being played at Dean Street when restrictions are lifted and volunteers from the club help with food deliveries to cancer patients in Shildon and the surrounding areas.

David Dent, chairman of Shildon AFC said “ I was inspired by Team Solan’s vision, drive and commitment to make a difference to members of our community who are suffering from this hideous disease. Shildon is a community club and if we can help people by inviting them to see a game or by making regular food deliveries then that’s the least we can do. We also want to help Mark achieve his ambitions for the charity to grow but be sustainable at the same time. It’s an absolute honour to help them “

Mark Solan, Chief Executive of Team Solan said “ We are absolutely thrilled at the prospect of working alongside Shildon AFC for the foreseeable future and we would like to say a huge thanks to the chairman and the club for giving us this fantastic opportunity . We are confident that this exciting partnership will help us reach more local families who are facing a cancer diagnosis or dealing with a cancer bereavement and we already have strong links to the club with gaffer Danny Moore and former striker Paul Connor. Paul’s father is honoured in the charity’s name and Danny has supported us tirelessly for the last three years.“

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