Swifts delighted to make three charitable donations with FA fund

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By JAMES COLASANTI

HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS’ historic FA Cup run last season has given the club the chance to make charitable donations to three local good causes.

The Essex non league football club’s progress to a first round proper tie at League Two Exeter City in November 2017 has seen them invited to take part in the FA Community Shield Fund distribution project.

A central fund of £248,000 was raised from the Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium between Premier League champions Manchester City and FA Cup holders Chelsea in August 2018.

And each of the 124 clubs who competed in the FA Cup from the first proper onwards were invited to use £2,000 of that pot to make donations to three local community projects.

Swifts have pledged £1,000 to Essex Dementia Care, £500 to Action for Family Carers, and £500 to the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust.

The cheques will be presented on the pitch at the Aspen Waite Arena before the Easter Bank Holiday Monday (April 22) Bostik North game with Coggeshall Town.

Swifts vice-chairman Steve Spreadbury said: “It is great that our FA Cup run has allowed the club to show its support for three local organisations which are close to our hearts.”