Fletcher Moss Press Statement RE Marcus Rashford

March 3, 2016

man u picfletcher moss picCan Do Communities are supporting Manchester Junior Club Fletcher Moss Rangers explore a Community Asset Transfer of the building at Merseybank playing fields. We are a Social Enterprise with expertise in the areas of; community consultation, business planning, asset transfer knowledge, building survey’s, architect proposals, charity set up, charity governance, organisational health checks and much more, we work throughout the UK supporting community groups and others develop their plans.

The following press release relates to Fletcher Moss Rangers and was released on 2nd March 2016, any enquiries re how we are supporting Fletcher Moss or about any of our services then please contact Marvin Symes (Co-founder) CDC 07910 276193 marvin@candocommunities.co.uk

‘In light of recent press coverage, Fletcher Moss Rangers would like to clarify its current position and outline its plans for the future. We have hit the headlines recently because of Marcus Rashford’s exploits for Manchester United Football Club. Marcus is one of a long line of young players that started their football life at our club at a young age and went on to fame with a professional football club. It has been suggested in at least one national newspaper recently that Fletcher Moss Rangers are asking Manchester United for a donation of £2 million for the development of Marcus whilst with our club– this is not the case.

Fletcher Moss Rangers are currently exploring a Community Asset Transfer of the clubhouse where we base our activities as part of a strategy to secure the club’s long terms future. To this end we are working with our advisors (Can Do Communities CIC) in carrying out a feasibility study to develop a Community Hub on Merseybank playing fields. The feasibility study will include a Business Plan, Architect Drawings, Community Consultation, Governance strengthening & Incorporation. This will enable Fletcher Moss Rangers to be in a position to manage the building on a long-term lease from Manchester City Council and potentially develop the site, leading to the long-term sustainability of the club. Should this be the case our club will be working with partners to explore all relevant channels of funding or investment’


For Fletcher moss Enquiries: David Horrocks, Development Office & Skills Coach (Fletcher Moss Rangers) 07712 450181 d.horrocks1@ntlworld.com

For Feasibility Study background Enquiries: Marvin Symes, Co- Founder (Can Do Communities CIC) 07910 276193 marvin@candocommunities.co.uk



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