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Vikings announce Community Partnership with Halton CAB
3:39pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Sport
ONCE again Widnes Vikings and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) lead the way in working with the whole community of Halton. Widnes Vikings, in what is believed to be a first for a Super League Club, have agreed to be part of a ground breaking pioneering partnership with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) a major voluntary organisation in Halton.
The CAB, a well established charitable organisation, has been at the forefront of helping the community of Halton for many years. The bureau has recently seen a large increase in the number people using the service since the Government’s review and introduction of the new benefits system, with more changes on the way from 1st April.
The Vikings, already major supporters of community initiatives, are playing their part in this pioneering partnership, in supporting the work of the CAB by raising its profile and the work the organisation undertakes in the community.
In addition to the CAB delivering information and workshops to the players and staff, the Vikings also want to encourage supporters and their families to seek help and support from the CAB. Spencer Webster, the CAB’s Business and Community Liaison Officer (and also a long standing Vikings season ticket holder!), said; “I am really pleased to welcome the Vikings long term partnership commitment in supporting the work of the CAB.
“I hope that other Halton businesses will take this opportunity to consider their involvement with the CAB who can help employees, their families, and the Halton community to cope with these stressful times.”
Widnes Vikings CEO James Rule, added; “It was a pleasure to meet with Spencer recently and hear about their vision for the CAB.
“As a community focussed Club, we share the same values and are proud to support their work. We recognise in this tough economic climate that there are a number of challenges affecting the people of our region and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau naturally plays an invaluable role in providing support throughout the community.”