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Charity Partners

We are big on charitable support and conduct various events and collections to support causes which are very important to us. Our charity partners are shown below, please visit their websites and learn more about them.

Charity Partners

Men's First Team Charity Partner - Prostate Cancer UK

We campaign for men with prostate cancer to receive the best treatment and care wherever they live in the UK, based on the latest evidence.

Prostate Cancer UK are the Men’s team’s charity partner

 

Ladies' First Team Charity Partner - Coventry Haven

Coventry Haven is an experienced provider of domestic abuse services in the city.

Coventry Haven is the official charity partner of the Women’s football team.

Junior Teams Charity Partner - Zoe's Place

Zoë’s Place Trust is a registered charity providing palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. This care will be provided in a caring, safe, home from home environment known as Zoë’s Place Baby Hospices.

Zoe’s Place is the official charity partner of our Junior section

 

More on United's involvement with Coventry Haven

Coventry United Ladies Football Club (CULFC) announced their newest, local partnership with Coventry Haven in August 2017.   Coventry Haven has provided services to Coventry women and children experiencing Domestic Abuse for the past 45 years.

Domestic abuse can be experienced by any women irrespective of social, economic or cultural backgrounds and as such can be found in all areas of the community. Through their partnership, CULFC and Coventry Haven hope to improve awareness, education and funding to support this very important work.

Coventry has some of the highest rates of domestic abuse incidences/offences and sexual offences in the whole of the West Midlands.  28% of women will have experienced domestic abuse in the UK since the age of 16 years and it is believed that abused women are three times more likely to experience depression and anxiety disorders.

As a football club with a majority of female managers, players and followers, Coventry Haven was identified as an ideal charity partner. The work Coventry Haven does is hugely important to local women and children and as the club builds strong links with the whole community it hopes this partnership will help raise awareness, and promote the safety and empowerment of women and children experiencing any type of abuse.   CULFC look forward to working with Coventry Haven and building an extremely positive working partnership.  

For more information about the services provided by Coventry Haven please visit www.coventryhaven.co.uk 

Jade Ogle, CULFC Marketing Director, said:

“"CULFC endeavour to support a variety of local charities and Coventry Haven is a really special charity that supports women and their children who may be experiencing all forms of Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Abuse and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) We are really pleased to work in partnership with a charity that promotes equality, fairness and respect - all of which are really important aspects to CULFC."

 CULFC look forward to working with Coventry Haven and hope to building upon an extremely positive working partnership.

More on United's involvement with Prostate Cancer UK

History

The Prostate Cancer Charity was founded in 1996 by Professor Jonathan Waxman to address the 'Outrageous and arbitrary surgical treatment of men'.

We were the first national organisation for prostate cancer in the UK. Our aim was to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, increase investment in research, and raise public and political awareness of a long-neglected disease.

We started small: five members of staff and with our helpline housed in a small room in Hammersmith hospital. It ran one day a week.

We merged with Prostate Action in 2012 and completely rebranded to form Prostate Cancer UK. In the last 20 years, we’ve invested over £37 million into ground breaking research, and continue to provide award-winning support for men.

We have grown in size, strength and influence but our ambition is the same: to put men at the heart of everything we do.

Mel Davis

Club official is a survivor but lost his brother Sandy to the disease. Since then he and his partner Marian (our Supporters Club Chairperson) have worked as volunteers for Prostate Cancer UK with the support of Coventry United.

Below : Mel Davis and United Chairman Peter Reynolds and Heather Reynolds cycled from London to Amsterdam for Prostate Cancer

Below : Mel and daughter Kelly complete half-marathon

Below : Mel with Sky Sports' Jeff Sterling

Below : Mel, Heather and Peter at the finish line : Ajax stadium in Amsterdam

 

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