On Sunday 23rd January, Union FS orchestrated another hugely successful food collection on behalf of The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.
The collection, which took place outside the SKI and Family stands ticket collection points before Leicester City's home game against Brighton, was a chance for Leicester City supporters and people in the community to donate money, food and other essentials to The Bridge, in aid of people who are homeless and vulnerably-housed.
Together, Union FS raised an incredible £225.25 for The Bridge and collected enough food to fill an entire room! (pictured above).
A massive thank you to everyone at Union FS, the Leicester City Fans and everyone in the community who donated to The Bridge Homelessness to Hope! All of the food and kitchen essentials collected will go a long way into supporting the services we run, including our Community Café, which provides approximately 250 meals every week!
"Union Filbo Spirit, or Union FS, is a Leicester City fan group committed to bolstering the atmosphere and fostering a rich fan culture at Filbert Way.
We believe fans enjoy supporting their team most when they’re able to actively engage on matchdays and we wholeheartedly agree with Birch’s pre-match rallying call that supporters “…can, and do make a difference.”
The original goal of Union FS is to create an atmosphere which helps the players give that extra few percent that is so often decisive. We aim to achieve this by drawing together fans at the back of SK1 who want to offer vocal support. But our activities go beyond creating an atmosphere. Over the years we’ve collected for charity, hosted small-sided tournaments for City fans, and sold supporter-designed merchandise to fund our impressive tifo displays.
And in campaigning for fairer ticket prices, safe-standing, and singing sections we’re helping to ensure the fanbase has the foundations to thrive into the future.
In doing these things we’re creating a culture in which following Leicester City is about more than just attending matches - it's about having a visual impact as well as an audible one, and about contributing to the community which the club has grown out of."
Read more about Union FS and the fantastic work they do here: http://www.unionfs.co.uk/home.html