Age Concern Birmingham Reach £50k Target!

Since the summer of 2014 MSA Ltd have been working with Age Concern Birmingham to help provide them with an alternative income stream through the Goalden Gate Superdraw and we are pleased to announce that we have reached our first milestone of £50,000.

Age Concern Birmingham would like to thank all of their supporters for helping them reach this fantastic achievement which has helped financially support the services they offer in aid of enriching the lives of older people.

Kevin Kay, Promotions Manager at MSA Ltd, was keen to stress though that this is just the first target by stating “It is great that we have reached this milestone and I am so happy for Age Concern Birmingham because they are a brilliant charity to work with but I see this as just the first step. In the next few weeks Age Concern Birmingham will be offering supporters the chance to join the Goalden Gate Superdraw online via Direct Debit and I really think this will help us reach our next target of £100,000 quicker!”

Over £27k Raised for Good Causes in April

It has been another chaotic month for most charities, sporting clubs and just about everyone across the UK but that hasn’t stopped MSA Ltd trying to raise as much money for good causes as possible. Throughout April we have managed to present over £27k through the Goalden Gate Superdraw to good causes across the country which could work out to be vital for some of our beneficiaries during this tough time.

The Charity Sector is now facing the biggest financial challenge in living memory with the sudden drop in fundraised and trading income which will lead to charities closing (possibly when many of them will be most needed!). Society Lotteries have become such an important source of income for many of our beneficiaries and implementing such a scheme could make the world of difference for your good cause.

Exciting Plans in place for Cefn Druids AFC

CEFN DRUIDS haven’t stood still during the coronavirus crisis – instead announcing a number of exciting plans for the future. The Ancients are looking to follow the same academy model used by Crewe Alexandra in order to develop first-team players.

Academy and first-team players will also be able to use the newly revealed Lagoa High Performance Centre in Portugal, which will be “operational and functioning for some of the biggest named teams and players on the planet by spring 2021”. Druids, currently a category two academy, confirmed that the first-team will see an influx of young players in year one and the formation of an U23s side for the 2021/22 season. And a statement on cefndruidsacademy.co.uk added: “All the scholars playing within the first-team will do so on a full contract. There is a new BTEC Scholarship course available for the full-time players, a blended study system in association with local colleges and an affiliate system that will see players needing playing time being loaned to local clubs.

“There is also a Girls/Women’s team in the pipeline for 2020/21.

“For the 2020/21 season, the foundation age group players will have two training sessions per week, the 12-16 year-old academy players will train three times a week and the 16-19 scholars four days a week. Druids now have a full time head of performance and a full team of analysts to help both the academy and first-team.”

If that wasn’t enough good news for Druids’ players and supporters, then Digwood has unveiled the Lagoa High Performance Centre, “designed by architects with an elite sports background with input also from Premiership, LA Liga and Bundesliga clubs”. Digwood invested in Druids to fulfil an ambition to “develop a football club that is a model of professionalism and helps players reach their potential in a professional environment. A football club that has the best facilities, coaching and has a reputation for excellence”.