Rovers pledge support

Bristol Rovers has announced that Southmead Project will be their chosen charity partner for the 2018-19 season.

Throughout the season the club will be working with the charity to help raise awareness of their work and funds to help us deliver our vital work providing therapeutic and practical support to adults who were abused as children.

Dr Mike Peirce MBE, founder of the charity, says: “The decision of Bristol Rovers to support us in our work is an enormous step forward in acknowledging the extent of child abuse in our city, and the enormous problems this brings to the individual and the family concerned. The club has stood up to be counted as befits its sense of fair play and community spirit: openly proclaiming its decision to come down on the side of those who have had the misfortune to become innocent victims of appalling circumstance as children.

“This example of human kindness, compassion and commitment so clearly demonstrated by Bristol Rovers is a credit to all concerned. By their actions, the club will not only be helping to raise money for us to carry out our work but will be giving a voice to those who have been silenced for so long.”