We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped the Offside Trust so far, in particular, these incredible companies who have kindly assisted us with the following:
Tunafish Media https://tunafishmedia.co.uk
SDX Creative http://www.sdxcreative.com
Wolfe Live http://www.wolfelive.com
Roland Dransfield PR http://www.rdpr.co.uk
We are also grateful to ex-Liverpool player Nick Tanner for helping to raise our profile at events around the country - see https://nicktanner.co.uk/events
Big thanks also to HCC Sports Talk who have been great supporters - see their events at http://www.hccsportstalk.uk/events
The Offside Trust is an organisation set up as a restricted fund under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund (UK charity number 1099682).
We are getting tremendous support from across all sports. Football clubs like Crystal Palace, Wolves, Everton, Bristol City and Portsmouth have hosted groups of survivors and raised awareness among their players, officials and fans. A number of junior clubs have our logo on their kit and teams including Northwich Victoria and New Mills AFC have made us their main shirt sponsor this year while Barnton FC have renamed their ground 'The Offside Trust Stadium' in our honour!
One way that clubs at all levels can help is to put up an Offside Trust pitchside board or banner. We simply supply the logo and clubs then cover the cost of having a board or banner made to display at their ground. An optional donation to the Offside Trust is welcomed and some clubs have done bucket collections. We then share a photo of the board and give your club a big thank you on social media. Please send us an email if you’d like to help (email@example.com).
From international footballers and boxing world champions to junior netball teams and amateur golfers – we call on all governing bodies, professional clubs, players and fans to support us:
“Their bravery has opened up a very dark secret in football. They need the support of professional footballers and a simple message on social media could be enough to help.”
Geoff Thomas, ex- England footballer
"I’m proud to support fellow ex pros showing great courage in speaking up. Please support The Offside Trust."
Jay Rodriguez, West Brom & England footballer
"Please follow @OffsideTrust to show your support for the bravery of the abused and to make sure our children will be safe in the future"
Dave Edwards, Reading & Wales footballer
“I gladly support an initiative like this. Please get following the @OffsideTrust.”
Ashton Sims, Toronto Wolfpack, rugby league player
“Please follow @OffsideTrust and help them in any way you can.”
David Morrissey, Actor
“Unbelievably brave of Chris Unsworth and others to come forward about the appalling abuse in football. Please show support for the Offside Trust.”
Ralf Little, Actor
“Please support the Offside Trust in their quest to protect children.”
Nesdi Jones, Singer
“Stevenage FC would like to fully show its support to the Offside Trust. Safeguarding every child is of the utmost importance.”
“Please support my old team mate Steve Walters and the Offside Trust. Let's protect our children from abuse.”
Andrew Cole, ex-Newcastle, Man Utd, Blackburn and England
“I support the work of the Offside Trust and hope you will too.”
Ronnie O'Sullivan, Snooker
"Please support the @OffsideTrust #OffsideTrust!"
Robbie Savage, ex-Crewe, Leicester, Birmingham, Blackburn, Derby and Wales
“Please support the Offside Trust.”
Charlie Adam, Stoke City & Scotland
“Please support the Offside Trust. Incredible strength from all.”
Jordan Pickford, Everton & England
“No child should ever have to go through what these went through. Please support the Offside Trust. ”
Lewis Cook, AFC Bournemouth & England
"Delighted to welcome the excellent Offside Trust to Molineux today to raise awareness of their vital work. Great to meet you guys!"
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
"Pompey are delighted to back The Offside Trust in their work to help ensure football is a safe environment for children & support survivors of abuse."
"The right thing to do is to safeguard the children and help our beautiful game grow. I'm delighted to support the Offside Trust, now and always."
Robbie Fowler, ex-Liverpool & England
"All players, clubs and fans should support the Offside Trust, they're making sport safer for children and helping survivors of abuse."
Matt Le Tissier, ex-Southampton & England
"I'm very happy to support the Offside Trust. Football is a game to bring people together and it should always be a place of trust and safety."
John Bishop, Comedian
We need more people to help us spread the word of ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding exist at all sporting levels and to eliminate the stigma of abuse – so please speak out. Tweet your support and join the Offside Trust on social media.