In the wake of the vote to leave the European Union and a shocking rise in hate crime in the UK, Yorkshire St. Pauli are more determined than ever to provide a voice of hope. As a St. Pauli fanclub, it is important that we not only appreciate the values of the club, but that we live them and act upon them every day.
Through membership fees this season we have already raised over £500 that has been split between Leeds refugee charity PAFRAS (Positive Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers) and the Leeds Anti-Fascist Network.
But we want to continue to do more. Following consultation with PAFRAS on how we could help, we have established the Yorkshire St. Pauli Kitchen Fund.
Providing food and a hot meal to service users is one of PAFRAS’ key services. Each month, the YSP Kitchen Fund will raise £100 which will cover the cost of one of the month’s weekly sessions.
The fund will be covered by donations at screenings, and also by our Football For All players who have unanimously agreed to pay an extra £1 per session which will be donated to the fund. We will also be running some fundraising activities, which will be detailed on our social media pages in coming weeks.
The fund will run alongside our existing support of PAFRAS, and continue to support their magnificent work in providing support, reassurance and hope to their service users.
Yorkshire St. Pauli – Kicking racism’s arse one hot meal at a time.