Glen Belcher continues his support of the Saints Foundation at Gala Dinner
Thanks to the generosity of those who attended the recent Saints Foundation dinner, they were able to raise £100,000 to support their good causes across Southampton.
As a Bronze Patron of the Saints Foundation, TFA adviser Glen Belcher attended the fund raising dinner with colleagues Keith Calloway and Matt from PWI Insurance.
On the night, business and friends of Saints Foundation raised more than 95,000 with the club helping us reach the landmark six-figure total a day later.
More than 400 people joined together at St Mary’s Stadium to support the charity, including Southampton manager, Ralph Hassenhüttl, Saints’ captain, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Danny Ings, and Saints Foundation ambassador, James Ward-Prowse.
Both the manager and the players went on stage to discuss the work of the charity and their involvement throughout the season.Three stories were in the spotlight throughout the night as participants from all generations gave an insight into how the charity has helped them.
One of those was couple, Eileen and Anthony. The Senior Saints participants, who are in their eighties, tragically lost two of their children in the space of six months. Our staff have supported them throughout this time and they have used their sessions for respite.
Speaking about the impact of the sessions, Anthony said: “The sessions have helped me get out some of my frustrations over the last year. It is form of counselling for me.”
Eileen added: “The staff are always so caring, and they have been there for us when we needed them.”
Through auction prizes and generous donations from Saints fans, the charity will be able to keep supporting people like Eileen and Anthony. But our work never stops.
You can help support Saints Foundation on March 27th as they host their second Big Stadium Sleep Out in aid of their causes and The Big Issue Foundation www.southamptonfc.com/saints-foundation
You can find out more about Glen Belcher and the advice he offers here.