The aim of the programme is to create mutually beneficial partnerships in the local area that are sustainable and positive, that help inspire the local community, bring people together and provide a more joined up approach to community projects.
Here at FFM, we pride ourselves on always doing the right thing and continuously providing a service that sets us apart from the crowd and the philanthropic arm of our brand, Franklyn in the Community, has been our way of ‘giving back’ for a number of years now.
The new Community Partner Programme will slot into the work that we already do through Franklyn in the Community which sees us working with local schools and charities, but we hope to use the new programme to further integrate into the community and take things to the next level.
We will work with local clubs to help raise funding, develop networks, coordinate community projects, events and more, whilst helping the local area to thrive and we are delighted to announce that Congleton Town FC will become our first ever Community Partner.
The hope is to work with Congleton Town FC on several different initiatives including fundraisers for the club, joint community events, and as existing platinum sponsors of Stoke City FC, we also hope to use our existing relationship to get the Championship club involved with the Bears on a number of different projects.
Anthony Ashworth, Director and Senior Wealth Manager at Franklyn, believes the new relationship with Congleton Town FC will be “an exciting venture into bringing the community together in challenging times.”
He stated “It’s great to watch live sport and to see such passion on and off the pitch for the Club and the town. We are all looking forward to joining forces, doing fun events, and of course supporting the Bears!”
Nigel Moorhouse, Chairman at Congleton Town FC, said “we are delighted to have been chosen to become the first ever Community Partner as part of their new Programme. The club is keen to engage with local businesses that want to contribute to community organisations such as ours and Franklyn have been very active and generous in this regard. We look forward to working with them to develop the club for our members and supporters.”
Alongside Congleton Town FC, we hope to work with other local sports club in the town in the hope to support each of these clubs individually, but also bring them closer together by bringing the sense of community to the fore front of everything we do.
Financial Education for children is something else that we are very passionate about here at Franklyn and during lockdown, whilst we couldn’t go into schools to deliver the sessions in person, we launched our new financial education series for kids on YouTube called ‘Money Month’ led by Wealth Manager, Liam Danaher.
We hope that the new Community Partner Programme will be another great way to reach even more children in the local area to help encourage good money habits from a young age and inspire the younger generations to start thinking about how the world of money works.
Ian Cottrill, Business Relations Director at FFM, commented “Whilst the pandemic has been tough for everyone, it has been particularly tough for the younger people and we’re really excited to be able to support them through our Community Partner Programme. Anything that helps promote a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mind can only do good for our younger generations.”
After being a part of the Congleton community for over 20 years now, we are looking forward to working more closely with the clubs in the local area even further.