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Charity Partners Southmead Project Here For Shrewsbury Town Fixture

Bristol Rovers, official charity partners with Southmead Project

6 February 2019

The club is excited to be welcoming our friends at the Southmead Project, to this Saturday's game at home to Shrewsbury Town.

The Southmead Project is one of the longest established charities in the UK addressing the impact of child abuse, trauma and its correlation with later self-harm. 

One in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused, and a third of these children did not tell anyone at the time. Over 54,000 sexual offences against children were recorded by the police.

In October last year, Bristol Rovers proudly partnered with the Southmead Project and CEO Mike Pierce MBE and his team of volunteers with be at this weekend's game in order to help raise awareness and money, in the fight against child abuse and it's negative, long-lasting repercussions.

Mike will be giving a talk at half-time to offer an insight into the vital work the Southmead Project undertake, alongside some words of wisdom for any sufferers in the crowd.

As well as this, some of the charity's skilled counsellors will be situated on a stall near the Young Pirates cabin, to offer free and confidential support to anyone who needs it.

Read more on Rovers' official charity partners HERE.

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