£50,000 Milestone for Extra Care

For around 15 years MSA Ltd has been working alongside Extra Care Charitable Trust to help raise much needed funds through the Goalden Gate Superdraw. In this time the lottery scheme has brought in an incredible £50,000 which a fantastic sum of money for such a worthy cause.

Extra Care’s vision is to make lives better for older people by creating sustainable communities that provide homes that older people want, lifestyles they can enjoy and care if it is needed. Extra Care want all their residents to enjoy a happy, healthy and fulfilled lifestyle in their vibrant communities and dependent on individual circumstances, they can support residents with significant accessed care needs.

When a member joins the Goalden Gate Superdraw through Extra Care they can actually choose which of the residential care homes they would like to support and those funds go towards Extra Care’s award winning Well-Being Service in that particular site. Extra Care’s Well-Being Advisors en-power residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via well being assessments.

Goalden Gate Superdraw Raises Over £50k for Charities in the Last 12 Months!

MSA Ltd has been busy helping charities raise funds through the Goalden Gate Superdraw for some time now and we are happy to announce that in the last year we have managed to donate over £50k to charities including Age Concern Birmingham, Beacon Centre, Extra Care Charitable Trust, New Cross Hospital Maternity Unit and Leukeamia Care amongst others.

As a company we are so proud to work alongside and financially support these extremely worthy causes and who knows, maybe in the next 12 months we can double that figure?

If you are involved with a charity and would like to know more about how MSA Ltd and Goalden Gate Superdraw could help your great cause then please get in touch at info@Midlandsa.co.uk

London Wolves Supporters Club Earn £10k Through Goalden Gate Superdraw

For many years London Wolves Supporters Club have helped Wolves FC raise funds through the Goalden Gate Superdraw towards the FA Youth Academy. London Wolves work as agents for the draw to help increase membership and earn a commission for their help which has now reached an incredible £10k – so MSA Ltd and Wolves Football club would like to say a huge thank you to the Supporters Club and all of their members who have helped over the years in making sure that more than £5.5m has been handed over to the Academy.

Yeovil Town W.F.C. the latest to join Goalden Gate Superdraw!

MSA Ltd have been busy during the lockdown period to begin working with new charities, organisations and sporting clubs – this has led us to begin working with the recently re-branded Yeovil Town Women FC who will be one of the favourites to win the Women’s National League South when the season restarts.

The money raised through the Goalden Gate Superdraw will go a long way to helping the already successful academy programme ran by the club. YTWFC’s Dual Career Academy runs in partnership with principal education provider Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) and University Centre Somerset (UCS. It was established in 2018 and is geared towards balancing a young player’s football development with their educational aspirations.

This is a full-time programme of football, medical, strength & conditioning, well being & performance education that all runs in conjunction with a player’s studies all between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday.  This allows for the student-players to gain valuable senior football experience either with YTWFC First Team or through loan opportunities.

As the programme is about education as much as the football a player can choose to study any course delivered that is by BTC/UCS, including apprenticeships. The club is held accountable not only by the football development but measured on the success of the student and the personal development in their given course and whether they stay in football in the years after their involvement in the academy.

The Yeovil Town Womens FC Development team play in the FA WSL Development League season competing with the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Millwall Lionesses and Watford and have tasted moderate success over the last few seasons!

MSA Ltd welcomes Yeovil Town WFC to the Goalden Gate Superdraw and look forward to hopefully bringing in an added revenue to the good causes of the club!

Pontardawe Town Join Goalden Gate Superdraw!

Pontardawe Town AFC are the latest club to become involved in Midland Sporting Association’s Goalden Gate Superdraw with the aim of bringing in an alternative revenue stream for the good causes of the club.

Although the present club was founded in 1947, football in Pontardawe certainly stretches back over 100 years, into the closing years of the 19th Century, when a Pontardawe club, run by industrialist CF Gilbertson, was among the members of the earliest Swansea League, and won the championship in 1899-1900.  After many years of success in the Welsh Leagues over the years the club has now relocated to Parc Ynysderw which is a ground now dedicated to the club and the committee has invested time and money to bring the ground to Welsh League standard which it achieved in August 2015. More work and money is needed but the club now has the foundation to further develop and return to the top flight. Another, and possibly most important factor, is the Junior Section which is one of the best in the country running over 20 teams including Academy, Minis, Juniors and Girls / Ladies. Success at all age groups means that the trophy cabinets are bursting at the seams and long may this continue.

The money raised by the club will go towards the good causes of their mission which is
build and sustain a successful community football club and to strengthen the bonds between the club and the community it serves.

The Welsh League Division One club finished 9th this season after the campaign was brought to a close prematurely from the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Goalden Gate Superdraw continues to support the great work of Leukaemia Care!

MSA Ltd and Leukaemia Care have been working together through the Goalden Gate Superdraw since 2016 and in that time have formed a strong relationship based around raising as much funds as possible to support the great work that the Leukaemia Care team provide on a daily basis.

Monica Izmajlowicz, Chief Operating Officer at Leukaemia Care, said “On behalf of Leukaemia Care and the Goalden Gate Superdraw, I would like to thank you for your support of our lottery. Since the partnership began in 2016, the lottery has raised £51,000 for Leukaemia Care. Your ongoing commitment helps patients and their families access practical and emotional support, information and advice to live better with their blood cancer. We value our relationship with MSA Ltd and the Goalden Gate Superdraw as a good source of income.”

Below are some of the key achievements Leukaemia Care accomplished in 2019 which were made possible with the support of the Goalden Gate Superdraw:

  • Their nurses took 3,003 calls, emails and WhatsApp messages from patients and their families, providing them with specialist support and information.
  • Their travel grants reduced the burden of hospital travel costs for 250 patients and their families.
  • They supported 32 people struggling with the emotional fallout of their Leukaemia diagnosis by providing each with six sessions of counselling.
  • They published 19 new information booklets, with over 50 information booklets now available to download from their website www.leukaemiacare.org.uk
  • Hospital support workers provided 2,727 sessions of advice as well as practical and emotional support to patients within clinics and on hospital wards
  • They reduced the isolation of a blood cancer diagnosis for 2,057 people through their nationwide support groups, patient conferences and one to one buddy support – bringing people together with a similar diagnosis
  • 400 GPs completed either their free online course or attended a training event aimed to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of blood cancer – early diagnosis saves lives
  • 142 nurses completed either their free online course, attended one of their nurse conferences or received a bursary– helping them complete professional training that will enhance the care and treatment of blood cancer patients.
  • And they managed to help get the hashtag #SpotLeukaemia reached by over 11.5 million people in 2019, double the number they reached last year.

Age Concern Birmingham Donations on the Rise

March 2020 marked a special occasion for Age Concern Birmingham as the charity raised a fantastic £1,854 through the Goalden Gate Superdraw which is the highest donation received from MSA Ltd so far. This donation brings the total amount raised from the Superdraw so far to a staggering £49k!

Like many charities at present, Age Concern Birmingham, are feeling the strain of the Covid-19 Virus but through the dedication and commitment of their staff and volunteers they are continuing to do their very best to support those that need it most in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

Becky Bews, Age Concern Birmingham CEO, stated “Due to COVID-19 we have adapted our services, making operational changes to enable us to offer much needed support and care across the community. We have also made changes to provide safe working environments for our staff and volunteers.”

Becky also went on to praise the Goalden Gate Superdraw scheme and encouraged their supporters to join by mentioning “As a local Birmingham charity the monies that we receive by you playing the Goalden Gate Superdraw allows us to continue our work with older people and others in need offering befriending services and COVID19 support such as delivering essential food bags, shopping and prescription calls, fresh meal deliveries, wellbeing calls or just having a chat knowing someone is there to listen and give reassurance.”

Age Concern Birmingham strives to provide the very best support and care to older people and others in need as they aim to enrich the lives of older people and others in need through a range of services offered. Kevin Kay, MSA Ltd Promotions Manager, states “Having used Age Concern Birmingham’s Communitea Cafe I have seen first hand what a positive impact the charity has on the local community and I have heard nothing but great things from the people who have used the services that they offer to help the wellbeing and independence of older people.”

We encourage you to visit Age Concern Birmingham’s website www.ageconcernbirmingham.org.uk for the latest information on their services or contact the support line on 0121 362 3650.

Folkestone Invicta Hit £75k Landmark

MSA Ltd and Folkestone Invicta Football Club have had a fantastic relationship over the years which has led to an incredible £75,000 being raised for the good causes of the Isthmian Premier League club through the Goalden Gate Superdraw.

A club official said “We have always realised how important the Goalden Gate Superdraw is in raising funds for our club, but not just how much. This month marks a milestone as at the end of March the total raised through the Goalden Gate Superdraw reached £75,000 since we started. That is a very substantial amount of money and is testament to the hard work put in by Paul Brisley who manages the Lottery for us and Kevin Kay the promotions manager of Midland Sporting Association the main lottery operators.”

Huge congratulations must go to Folkestone Invicta FC and their supporters but we now turn our attentions to quickly acheiving the next fundraising milestone.

Canterbury City FC reach £15k Milestone

Over the years we have worked with Canterbury City FC to operate the Goalden Gate Superdraw on their behalf and now we can announce that, with help from Midland Sporting Association, the club have managed to raise an incredible £15,000 through the lottery scheme. This is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved at the football club as they look to increase membership in the lottery scheme which helps support the Youth Development Structure at the club.

Prior to the season being cut short, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Canterbury City were sitting just outside the play-off positions in the Southern Counties East League Premier.