This Saturday is Chester FC Community Day as the Blues welcome Leamington with Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s play-off chasers bidding to get back on track.
Community Day aims to celebrate our club’s links with local communities and showcase the work of the Community Trust, who will be the match sponsors.
There will be lots happening around the Swansway Chester Stadium with over 500 community tickets snapped up for the Intilery South Stand for the game, which kicks off at 3pm.
Pre-match activities begin at 1pm and include face painting, football inflatables and challenges, music, ice cream and a soft Play Bus for younger children. There will also be a bucket collection to raise funds for the Community Trust and all contributions will be greatly appreciated.
At half-time there will be a parade of children around the pitch with youngsters encouraged to wear kits/colours representing their football team or school. All children aged U16 are welcome to join this parade –look out for the Community Trust coaches who will be leading the parade.
There will also be a special presentation at half-time as ‘Famous Five’ members Hugh Ryden and Jimmy Humes will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame
Please note groups who have ordered community tickets can collect these from Community Trust gazebo outside the Red Insure Stand from 1pm onwards.
And don’t forget the Blues Bar will be open before and after the game for both home and away fans with children welcome.
Ahead of Community Day, the board of trustees of Chester FC Community Trust wishes to place on record its thanks to the Chester FC family for its continued support and encouragement of our charity.
Our mission is to use power of sport and the appeal of Chester FC to improve and enhance the lives of people living in Chester and the surrounding areas. This is achieved through delivering high quality football and physical activity, education programmes, social inclusion provision, and health & wellbeing projects to people of all ages and abilities.
The Community Trust was granted charitable status in August 2017 and the work we undertake is only possible thanks to grants and donations we receive from our funding partners, in particular MBNA, the National League Trust, Premier League Charitable Fund and Football Foundation.
Our charity continues to grow and we now employ a team of 12 full time, part time and casual staff whose work is supported by the efforts of our outstanding volunteers. It is important that we undertake our own fundraising activities and explore opportunities for generating income to ensure the Community Trust remains sustainable and can continue its work.
If you wish to support the work of the Community Trust, you can donate online at www.justgiving.com/chesterfc-communitytrust or contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more about what we do.