Locally based companies keep the wheels on for charityThanks to the generous support and help of two locally-based companies, Ashfords Solicitors and JMC Group, Exeter City’s Football in the Community charity is now able to work even more children and young people across the area.
The two companies combined to help fund and provide an extra minibus for the Community team, which means that now even more coaching staff can work in the community with young people and can help provide transport for the children when needed.
Jamie Vittles, head of Exeter City’s Football in the Community’s award-winning efforts, said: “We already have one vehicle funded by Ashfords and we are extremely fortunate to have the backing of both Ashfords and JMC to get a second, which is much needed.
“Our vehicles are in use constantly and it’s not just in and around the local area - every Wednesday our scholars go up to Swindon to play their futsal fixtures. It is only through the support such great companies give us, and the confidence they place in our efforts, that we can continue to grow and do such work. We are very grateful indeed to people like Graham Cridland of Ashfords and Warren Crook of JMC, who back us in such tangible and positive ways.”
Graham Cridland was pleased to add: “Ashfords are proud to be part of the work that the Football in the Community team do and it fits with our own company’s ethos of being part of the community we work in and serve. It has been a genuine pleasure to be part of providing a vehicle that we know will do such good things for young people.”
Warren Crook added: “JMC Group sponsor the back of Exeter City’s shirt but we have been aware for some time of the amazing work the club’s Football in the Community side does. When the opportunity arose to do something positive to help, we were only too glad to work in tandem with Ashfords and help provide the additional minibus. Whilst we work across Europe, our home base is in Exeter and it is important that we keep to our policy of putting positive things back into the local community.”