The Volunteers Behind SAFC Museum

As the founder of the SAFC Museum, Michael Ganley prides himself on making dreams come true. From long-time Black Cats fans getting their hands on rare memorabilia to youngsters being given the chance to wear famous shirts once belonging to their heroes, he is helping to spread joy. But the story doesn’t stop there. Behind the scenes at the museum, which is currently looking for a permanent home, is a team of volunteers, some of whom have disabilities, learning difficulties or other challenges. Michael is determined that they are given opportunities. He said: “We’ve got four volunteers with various disabilities. Why should they be discriminated against and not given opportunities?

Furthermore, Andrew, from Sunderland, has learning difficulties, debilitating arthritis and diabetes. However, being involved with the museum has helped to give him a new lease of life.

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