Celebrating Access and InclusionEXETER CITY Football Club, Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association, Exeter City Supporters' Trust and the One Game One Community group are pleased to support the 2016 Level Playing Field (LPF) ‘Weeks of Action’.
This annual initiative, now in its eleventh year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% of the population, and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to our club.
We are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who have chosen to share one common message - access and inclusion for all.
For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF), please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk.
To show our support for this year’s ‘Weeks of Action’, we’ve invited military personal being helped by SSAFA and Help for Heroes and who have been injured serving their country, by enjoying a match-day here at St James Park when we play Northampton Town on Saturday 16th April.
SSAFA are the longest serving national tri-service military charity. For 130 years, they’ve provided lifelong support to those who are serving or who have ever served in our Armed Forces.
Today, nearly five million people living in the United Kingdom are estimated to have served in the Armed Forces at some point in their lives. Every year, around 20,000 servicemen and women leave the services and return to civilian life.
That's why SSAFA are important, as they believe that those who have served their country should get the best possible support when they need it. For more information about SSAFA, head to www.ssafa.org.uk.
Help for Heroes mission is to deliver an enduring national network of support for the wounded and their families. They inspire and enable those who have made sacrifices on our behalf to achieve their full potential.
In the twelve months leading up to March 2015 they’ve helped over 4,000 Veterans and military personnel - and their families - through their network of Recovery Centres. To find out more about Help for Heroes, please visit their website @ www.helpforheroes.org.uk.