During last week, the funds raised at the 2019 Capital Football Charity Shield were formally handed over to The Salvation Army, and allocated to the Red Shield appeal.
Canberra FC donated $200 taken in the canteen at the match, while Capital Football also donated $200 of Match Official fees and medal costs from the evening.
At the game, Captain Daniel Ross and his team from The Salvation Army collected a massive $707 in donations from patrons, to bring the total amount raised to $1,107.
Red Shield Appeal |
Each year, The Salvation Army appeals to the Australian community to ensure they can give hope where it is needed most through social welfare and community service programs. Promoted under the symbol of service, the ‘Red Shield’, the Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army organisation’s major annual nationwide fundraising drive that runs from April through to June. The appeal invites all Australians, including individuals and businesses, to be partners in mission.
All funds raised are used to help fund the following year’s social service programs. This includes providing shelter for people experiencing homelessness, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, guiding people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle, and coming alongside farmers battling hardship due to drought.
The Red Shield Appeal is crucial to providing the following services:
- Accommodation and homelessness services (including general, youth and family and domestic violence)
- Chaplaincy (including rural, Red Shield Defence Services, courts and prisons, hospitals, clubs and hotels, statutory authorities)
- Community/local based responses to local needs
- Doorways and emergency relief (case management, financial counselling offering emergency and short- to long-term relief)
- Recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions
- Strategic disaster management (emergency response and long-term recovery).
Capital Football and The Salvation Army would like to thank the Football Community for their support at the 2019 Capital Football Charity Shield.