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Disabled toilets get renovation thanks to ECDSA and fans’ funding

8 July 2014

Bucket collection aids revamp at the Park

Members of Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association (ECDSA) gave a repaint to the disabled toilets in St James Park, thanks to funds raised at their bucket collection at last season’s Devon Derby fixture against Plymouth Argyle.

Every matchday, Exeter City host bucket collectors from different charities and other organisations who fundraise for their causes.

In the past, money raised by ECDSA from matchday collections has been used to fund five sets of waterproofs for wheelchair users on matchdays, two evacuation chairs for St James Park, and Radar key locking systems for disabled toilets around the stadium.  ECDSA has also installed windbreaks for the disability bays in the WTS Stand and the Thatchers Big Bank.

ECDSA was formed in 2007 to promote activities and schemes for the benefit of Exeter City and its disabled supporters, plus the inclusiveness of disabled supporters’ personal assistants, and now ECDSA is a member of Level Playing Field.  Earlier this year, World Cup assistant referee Mike Mullarkey became an ambassador for the organisation.

ECDSA Chairman Nick Saunders said: “I would like to thank again all those who kindly put their hands in their pockets and put money into our collection buckets last year and making it possible for us to undertake this job for our football club and those with disabilities.

“Thanks also to all our committee members who were able to help get the toilet repainted before the upcoming season.”

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