At the game against The Curve, we hosted campaign group Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights.
The campaign is jointly organised by Waltham Forest Trades Council and London Unemployed Strategies – in conjunction with the East London UNITE Community Branch.
They help benefit claimants in the borough know their rights and get support when dealing with benefit problems and actively campaign against Universal Credit.
Carole from the group has since contacted us to say: “I really enjoyed it, as did Niget too and the collection made a whopping £130 for the group!
“Please thank everyone who contributed, because it will help us to continue our work, which may include CCFC members and supporters needing assistance.
“Again a great day & excellent result. ‘Come on you Tons! Thanks for your support. Solidarity, Carole.”
The club’s Matchday Committee has since agreed to match that £130 from donations given at the entrance.
And our caterers for the game, Walthamstow Dogs, donated £40 of their takings too.
That makes it a round £300 for the day.
Here is more about them in their own words…
Waltham Forest Stand Up For Your Rights started almost three years ago and was set up to help benefit claimants in the borough know their rights and get support when dealing with benefit problems.
We are a mixture of volunteers (local trade unionists and community activists) and claimants and we hold a monthly drop in at Harmony Hall, Walthamstow on the third Thursday of every month at 1.00pm.
Claimants can come along for advice and support. We can help complete benefit forms, accompany people to the job centre and help with appeals against the Department of Work and Pensions.
We’re a friendly group and we use our shared experiences to advise and support claimants having problems with Universal Credit and other benefits.
Our next meetings are: 18th April, 16th May, 20th June and 18th July, all at 1.00 p.m., so why not come along and meet us.
Harmony Hall is at 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow, E17 7BY.
Contact: J.email@example.com for more information or visit the Facebook group