We are delighted to announce that we have again teamed up with Queen of the South Community Trust in order to provide QOS FC football tops to youngsters across the region.
The Queen of the South Community Trust is a really important project for us and throughout the past year we have been involved in numerous community engagements with them. In this latest one, we have donated 250 tops which will be distributed to vulnerable children and young people across Dumfries and Galloway as we aim to ensure the football club can positively impact the lives of people across our region.
Speaking on behalf of the club, Chairman Billy Hewitson said “We pride ourselves on Queens being at the heart of the Community and year on year we look at different ways of building on the things that we have done previously. This year has been exceptionally hard for a number of people for various reasons so it’s important for us as a club to help in any way we can. By donating shirts to youngsters who wouldn’t otherwise have them is a small but highly valuable gesture and one that we hope can bring a smile to people’s faces during tough times”.
Commercial manager and QOS Community Trust board member, Dan Armstrong added “the aim is for us to engage, empower and evolve with each person that we work with using football as a vehicle. This donation of shirts, allows someone who may not ordinarily get one the luxury of a new football shirt. I was lucky enough to be able to get football tops throughout my childhood and it shaped my passion for sport which I’m now fortunate enough to have a job in. So if this can inspire one young person to get involved in sport or to take an interest in Queen of the South then for me it’s worth doing. I am very proud of this project and hope to see it grow year on year. We want more and more children to wear the colours of Queen of the South throughout the region. We also want football to be accessible to everyone and the aim for the club and the Community Trust is to work together more over the next few years, to enhance this across our amazing region.”
Councillor Andy Fergusson, Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee said “One of our Council’s main priorities is supporting vulnerable children & young people and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Queen of South to distribute the football shirts to local children and young people who need them the most. Our staff have worked to ensure that the shirts have went to local families across the wider Dumfries community and as many people can benefit from them as possible”.
Councillor John Martin, Vice Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee added “As Queens is our home club of Dumfries, I am sure the Queens top will be something that the children & young people will really value and will appreciate receiving. We are making sure that these shirts get to children who might never own a new football top and it’s a great example of our Council working in partnership with our local football club to benefit local people.”