We are very pleased to confirm that we have been able to encompass all of our community-related work into a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation which has been established to oversee community projects run by the club.
The new Sutton United Youth and Community Foundation has been granted charitable status and the Chairman of the new trust, Adrian Barry, said "The creation of the new foundation is a recognition of the work done by the club in the community and also what is planned for the future. It was felt that such is the significance of the club's community activities that the next step should be to apply for charitable status and I am delighted that this has been granted and it now puts our involvement in the community on a new footing."
Dave Farebrother, Chairman of Sutton United FC Ltd, added "We are all very proud of the work that is performed across a wide range of fronts by so many people within the club and I'd like to recognise everyone who has been involved in getting our community programme to this stage. It is the culmination of many years of effort by a great number of people and I'd especially like to congratulate those who have put in a great deal of work over the last few months to achieve charitable status. It is far from straightforward and so it's a big thank you to Tony Henderson-Smith and Bobby Childs in particular for helping to pull everything together. I'm also pleased that Adrian agreed to become the trust's first chairman, I know he will tackle the role with his usual enthusiasm and relish."