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BAE Systems extends its support for the AFC Fylde Community Foundation

(L-R) Tom Hutton, Director, AFC Fylde Community Foundation with Paul Earnshaw, Head of Communications, BAE Systems

BAE Systems has extended its support to the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, with an additional £25,000 to support the Foundation’s positive work in the local Fylde community, where its Warton site is based.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation works across the Fylde Coast to educate, motivate and inspire future generations to help build better communities for all. The Foundation has qualified coaches working all over the region, delivering coaching, education programmes and personal development, providing young people of all abilities with multiple learning opportunities.

The extension to BAE Systems’ support, will allow the Foundation to continue to support the Fylde area over the next two years, with an increased focus on community-based education, working with high schools and primary schools, to deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based programmes.

The funding will also enable the AFC Fylde Community Foundation to provide a range of mentally and physically stimulating activity interventions throughout the community, improving social cohesion and the wellbeing of the wider community.

Tom Hutton, Director, AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this funding from BAE Systems, which will allow us to continue the work we do across the Fylde community, particularly in the area of community-based education.

“We look forward to continually improving and developing the role of the Foundation, with the support of leading corporate social responsibility focused businesses such as BAE Systems.”

Added Paul Earnshaw, Head of Communications, BAE Systems: “We are proud of our partnership of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation which is part of our commitment to support the communities within which we are based.

“Our focus on inspiring young people to consider careers linked to science, technology, engineering and maths aligns with the Foundation’s increased focus in this area and we are pleased our support allows them to reach more people in the community.”