Luna’s Legacy supports local bereaved parents through community projects (they are in the process of building a baby memorial garden locally), handmade keepsakes for mum and baby, and donating money and gifts to the Maternity Bereavement Unit at the PRH for the benefit of bereaved families. The beautiful Luna-Seren was born sleeping on the 4th January 2020, at the PRH, at 37 weeks gestation. Helping other families, this is her legacy.
You can donate directly to this amazing cause here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/victoria-vespa-1
On the 1st August Ian Preece, from Shropshire FA, will set off the on a bike ride of his life to raise awareness and funds in support of Luna’s Legacy. His journey will start at Wembley Stadium and will end at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. He will be ably assisted and coerced on the day with a support team from Shropshire FA of Dave Simpson, Mick Murphy and Darren Beech.
Sunday 20th June 2021 was the last event of the four SJFL’s Festival of Charity Cup Finals with the U10 – U12s Consolation Charity Cup(*) hosted by Prees Juniors Football Club. Admission to the ground was £2 per car with all donations going to the league’s chosen charity for this festival being ‘Luna’s Legacy’. A sum of £259 was collected on the day and with SJFL already agreed to match fund the collection, a total of £518 is made to Luna’s Legacy (as shown in the above photo call).
(*) The festival was played at U10s (Prees Predators, Oswestry Crusaders, Meresiders Marvels and Wem Town), U11s (Whitchurch Alport Colts, Prees Mavericks, Meole Brace Hawks and Shawbury Utd Hawks). U12s (Bayston Hill Tigers, Shawbury Utd Juniors, Church Stretton Magpies and Shrewsbury Jnrs Colts) and the league are very thankful to Prees Club for allowing the use of their grounds for this festival at no cost to SJFL.
2021 has been a challenging desperate year and more with the Covid-19 pandemic, not just for grassroots football but for all walks of society, not least our local communities, and Shropshire Junior Football League is pleased to be able to help those worthy charities and demonstrate that the football family can work with the wider community for the benefit of all. SJFL also raised £3022 (collective) from the three previous 2021 Festival of Finals and made donations to PRISM Telford, Shrewsbury Foodbank Plus and Oswestry and Borders Foodbank – please read their stories at https://shropshirejuniorleague.co.uk/category/charities/
Mike Hames (Chairman) and Jan Butler (General Secretary) of the Shropshire Junior Football League