Charlton Athletic and the Axis Foundation
Helping partially-sighted Charlton fans enjoy the action!
The Axis Foundation recently donated £3,500 to the Charlton Athletic Supporters Trust to enable partially-sighted supporters to receive live commentaries at The Valley and thus fully immerse themselves in the action on the pitch.
The donation will help towards replacing old equipment so that partially-sighted fans can pick up a headset and receiver from reception and – from anywhere in the stadium – listen to the animated commentary by Rob Shaw (who pioneered the ground-breaking idea over 20 years ago), Harry Low, Jamie Whitehead and Dave Lockwood. They can capture and share the excitement of every moment!
The Axis Foundation has supported Charlton Athletic for many years now, most recently sponsoring Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT)’s 30th Anniversary Golf Day which raised over £13,000 to help support their work raising educational achievement, creating pathways to employment, building healthier lifestyles, bringing communities together and reducing crime.
Charlton close to our hearts
Indeed, Charlton is close to our hearts here at the Axis Foundation. The Chairman of our Trustees, Peter Varney, joined CAFC as managing director in 1997 – a dream job for Peter, who is, like his father, from boyhood, a proud supporter of the Addicks. Peter was promoted to the position of Charlton’s Chief Executive a year later. And Alan Curbishley, who famously managed Charlton 1991 to 2006, became patron of the Axis Foundation in 2014.
Our winning team of Alan and Peter saw the club through many successful years. And together they work tirelessly as volunteers for our Foundation whose primary aim is to support small, local and impactful causes. We are grateful to them both.
The Axis Foundation is very proud of our partnership with Charlton – and fans will be familiar with our branding at the Valley. In fact it is hard to miss!
Our photo shows our CEO and Axis Foundation Trustee John Hayes at the Valley.