The club was formed in 2015 and originally played on concrete in Keynsham Park, but moved to Keynsham Town’s ground with its excellent facilities shortly afterwards.
In 2017 its musically talented members organised a benefit evening for Cancer Research because several players had had cancer or who were currently fighting it. In August that year our first constitution outlined three main objectives,
- To provide a safe environment for people Over 50 to play walking football,
- Offer social opportunities for members,
- Commit to collecting money for Good causes.
Over the years, the second and third of these have become as important as actually playing and since the club started its fundraising activities it has donated over £16,000 in just four years.
These have included large donations to children’s charities, Bristol Hospice South West and Jesse May plus national charities such as Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prostrate Cancer UK, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), In the Bag (testicular Cancer) and Muscular Dystrophy.
The club has also been keen to support local charities and among those that have benefitted are Saltford & Keynsham Dementia Alliance, Keynsham & District Dial A Ride, Bristol NHS Above and Beyond, Bristol Frame Football and several local food banks.
Through Keynsham Elim church members have, over the past three years, put together around 200 shoeboxes of gifts to go to less well-off children in Romania. We also sponsored two children at the Ignite- CASA (Christian Agency for Social Action) Romania Camp 2019.