Volunteers from the charity Missing People will ask Crawley Town fans to sign up for Child Rescue Alert (CRA) updates, as the charity campaigns at the Checkatrade.com Stadium on Saturday 1st March.
This event marks Crawley Town’s continued support of the charity in advance of the formal launch of the Child Rescue Alert System in May, which will swiftly issue appeals for abducted and vulnerable children and maximise the chances of bringing them home safely. The will also renew its appeal for Matthew Jackson from Crawley, who went missing in Tenerife in December 2009. Anyone with information about Matthew should call or text the confidential helpline 116 000.
In addition to two previous donations, Crawley Town supporter Mat Cowdrey has donated to allow Missing People to sponsor the match ball for the Peterborough match. He has also sponsored the shirt worn by new signing, midfielder Gary Dicker (pictured) as part of his ongoing support for vulnerable missing people and their families.
Barb Robinson, Local Team Leader for Missing People and a stalwart Crawley Town FC fan, said: “The Search Day is a brilliant way to help raise awareness of those who are still missing, with a recent survey showing 12,116 missing people incidents were reported to the Sussex Police over one year.
Ewan Dunlop of Crawley Town FC added “We’re very proud to support Missing People and welcome the opportunity to get football fans from Crawley and Peterborough to pass the word around and report possible sightings of people missing from their areas”.