The Premier League Comes To Wythenshawe
Published by Parkwaygreenhousing for Wythenshawe Community Housing Group in Housing
Chair of the PGHT Board Cllr Tony Burns with Director of Communities Ian Gregg and Member of the PGYP
The Manchester United Foundation and Parkway Green Housing Trust joined together to bring the Premier League Trophy to Wythenshawe.
Fred The Red and Man Utd Legend Denis Irwin brought the trophy to Parkway Green House in Northenden so customers and staff could have the chance to get their picture taken with the celebrated trophy.
Parkway Green work in partnership with the Manchester United Foundation on a number of different projects including a scheme to provide free football coaching to young people in the local area.
Parkway Green’s Director of Communities and Investment, Ian Gregg, said: “It was a huge honour for Manchester Utd to bring the trophy here and was a fantastic day. It really does demonstrate how Manchester United makes a real commitment to its community partners and projects. It was also great opportunity to give something back to our customers and staff and we will continue to work closely with the Foundation and build on this success for the future.”
Chief Executive of the Manchester United Foundation, John Shiels said: ““Since winning our historic 19th league title the Premiership trophy has delighted Manchester United fans throughout the world, however bringing the silverware back to the Old Trafford community was a very special moment. The Manchester United Foundation seeks to serve the people in our local community and our partnership with Parkway Green Housing Trust makes this work all the more effective. Together we aim to make a difference to the lives of people living in Wythenshawe and with tools such as the Premiership trophy at our disposal let’s hope we’re giving them some fantastic memories too.”
Parkway Green Resident Kirsty Taylor said, “This event gave local people an opportunity they are not used to. As an involved resident and a mother, it was great to see the look on people’s faces when lifting the trophy. My son said he’s never washing his hands again!”