The Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund

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The Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund: Inspiring the Next Generation Through Sport

Honouring a Legend, Empowering Young People

The Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund, established by his family, is dedicated to celebrating Dalian’s lifelong passion for sports and its positive impact on our community. The aim of the fund is to inspire young people to actively participate in sports, fostering their growth and well-being.

Our Vision: Hope Sprouts Here

Through sports, we cultivate hope and opportunity for individuals and communities to blossom and achieve their full potential.

Our Mission: A Level Playing Field for All

The Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund envisions a future where all young people, from ages 5 to 25, across Telford and Wrekin, and surrounding areas, have equal access to participate in football and a range of sports. We believe that football can empower them to navigate life’s challenges and become thriving members of our community.

The Beautiful Game: A Force for Good

Sport and Football can be a powerful tool for youth development. It transcends cultural and socioeconomic barriers, promoting teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. By engaging in sport, young people develop essential life skills like communication, cooperation, and resilience, building confidence and self-esteem that extends far beyond the field.

Investing in the Future

The Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund will provide grants to initiatives and programs that:

  • Increase sports participation among young people.
  • Foster a sense of community and belonging.
  • Promote leadership skills and personal growth.
  • Enhance the physical and mental well-being of young individuals.

Through these grants, we aim to create a lasting and positive impact, honouring Dalian’s legacy of passion, dedication, and sportsmanship.

Find out more about the Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund here.

How You Can Help

With your support, we can continue Dalian’s legacy of inspiring the next generation.

Here’s how you can contribute:

  • Make a Donation: Every contribution brings us closer to our goal of empowering young people through football.
  • Spread the Word: Share our mission with your friends, family, and network.
  • Get Involved: Contact us if you would like to fund raise for this cause.

Together, we can make a difference. Let’s invest in the future of our communities, one goal at a time.

Contact Us

For more information on the Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund or corporate giving opportunities, please get in touch.

Donate Today

Help us honour Dalian’s memory and empower the next generation. Donate to the Dalian Atkinson Legacy Fund today!

Together, we can create a positive and enduring impact through the beautiful game.

To donate:
  • Visit the JustGiving page here.
  • Click the Red donate button at the top of this page OR
  • Do a bank transfer using the following bank details OR
    • Account Name: Shropshire Community Foundation
      Sort Code: 40-52-40
      Account Number: 00035511
      (Please put DALF as your reference)
  • Send a cheque (payable to Shropshire Community Foundation) to Shropshire Community Foundation, Belmont House, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury SY2 6LG

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