Two volunteers from Football Unites are featured in a new book by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
In his book, ‘Britain’s Everyday Heroes’, Gordon Brown tells the stories of 33 everyday heroes - ordinary people whose willing commitment to a cause or a community has informed and inspired him. The stories tell of a real Britain neither flawless nor broken down but caring, innovative, passionate and determined.
'This book is about people who have given me a fresh insight into the needs and aspirations of our country, what is great about it now and how it can become greater in the future. It is the story of Britain's everyday heroes: the kind of heroes who live next door, and in the next street and throughout our neighbourhoods - the kind of heroes we might ourselves become.' Gordon Brown
FURD’s Kevin Titterton and Desbon Bushiri Rubamba met the Prime Minister during a recent visit to Sheffield, and he was so impressed by their stories that he has included a chapter about their experience of voluntary community work.
In it, Gordon Brown comments: ‘As FURD demonstrates, it is often local community projects that can deliver the most powerful outcomes’ and goes on to say: ‘The work of this inspiring project continues week after week, engaging young people in something they have a passion for, and, along the way, showing what we can achieve when we work together as part of a team’.