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Parish On Importance Of Foundation

11 April 2017

At the launch of the Palace For Life Foundation on Tuesday evening, Chairman Steve Parish spoke of the importance placed on the club and its Foundation being the focal point of the local community and striving to improve prospects for young south Londoners. 

 for their own communities throughout the year."initiatives from the work undertaken by the Premier League.  They do a fantastic job creating a lot of programmes and then clubs up and down the country all contribute in their own way creating originally"We hear about some fantastic stories from the great work that takes place already through our Foundation and for us and all clubs it all comes 

At the launch a key message from the club's Chairman was how further finances going into the project can only continue to give opportunity for an ever expanding Foundation at Selhurst Park. 


"We feel the Foundation that we’ve had for years have done some incredible work in the community, we probably haven't shouted enough about the work that goes on and more importantly not enough is done to raise more money for it.


 of games played at the top level." reporting all the good work that goes on doesn’t get enough publicity in amongst the week to weekunfortunately amount of money into grass roots of the game but phenomenal"Next year we will have a series of fund raising programmes, it needs to be understood that the more money that gets put into the projects means more that can be done with them. The Premier League already puts a 


Parish also spoke about the responsibility such a club of Crystal Palace’s stature has to give to the local community.

“We want to be the focal point of the community, we want to be about everything that’s good in south east London we want to help the boroughs and people of the area grow, we know the power of the football club has to do that, so we have a tremendous responsibility.


 the launch of our new Foundation.”announcing”The more we give to the community the more we get back, so it’s a really good virtual circle. I don’t think there’s anything bad that can come of it, so I’m hugely positive about it and I’m really pleased with the work we’ve done in the background to get us to the point of 

for more details of the Palace For Life Foundation. CLICK HERE


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