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Family Fun Day: All you need to know ahead of Saturday's event!

Event takes place this Saturday, June 23 from 10am to 4pm

22 June 2018

Exeter City FC, The Supporters' Trust, Exeter City Community Trust, The Junior Grecians and Supporters' Clubs present a Charity Family Fun Day in aid of Exeter City Community Trust and Reverse Rett.

The​ Charity Family Fun Day at St James Park is a free to enter event and take place this Saturday, June 23. The event starts at 10am and there is a full days entertainment planned for all ages. Come along, have a great time while supporting our two worthy charities.

The day features performances from Exeter Starlites Cheerleaders, Superstar Family Karaoke, Wizzbang Magic, Puppets & Balloons, World Cup Football, Stadium Tours, Street Soccer, Inflatable Challenges, Superstar DJ PLUS...

The Centre Spot Bar with World Cup football, BBQ, club shop, Junior Grecians Family Zone with PS4s, table football, a large screen TV, chill out area, tea & coffee, tuck shop & ice creams. Chers' funky facepainting, lots of stalls and competitions, a raffle, auction, the chance to win a Mustang for the weekend, candy floss, high striker and more!

Entry to the event is FREE, we reccomend you book on to Stadium Tours in advance to avoid disappointment by emailing: clive.harrison@ecfc.co.uk. Stalls and competitions have small entry fees (all proceeds to charity), and the BBQ is reasonably priced!

To view our fantastic Charity Auction lots including a pair of Flybe flights and to place your bid visit: http://bit.ly/CFFDAUCTION

Everyone is welcome, why not pop over to our event page on Facebook and let us know you're attending by clicking on the 'going' box below.

If you can’t make it on the day you can still support or fundraising efforts by donating on our Virgin Money Giving page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ECFCFFD.

Full schedule for the day:

  • 10am: Family Fun Day opens
  • 11am: Exeter Starlites Cheerleaders
  • 11:45am: Stadium tour #1 departs from the VIP Entrance
  • 12pm: Welcome Messages
  • 12:05pm: Meet and greet with Grecian the Lion
  • 12:15pm: Superstar Family Karaoke Competition
  • 12:30pm: Stadium Tour #2 departs from the VIP Entrance
  • 1pm: Exeter Starlites Cheerleaders
  • 1pm: Belgium v Tunisia (Englands group) Centre Spot Bar & Family Zone
  • 2pm: Wizzbang magic show
  • 2pm: Stadium Tour #3 departs from the VIP Entrance
  • 2:30pm: Puppet show
  • 2:45pm: Stadium Tour #4 departs from the VIP Entrance
  • 3pm: Balloon modelling
  • 3:30pm: Raffle draw
  • 3:45pm: Mustang for a weekend result
  • 3:50pm: Lucky programme draw
  • 4pm: Live auction
  • 4:30pm: Family Fun Day closes

Information on activities:

Exeter Starlites: 11am and 1pm

Exeter Starlites Cheerleading was established in 2008 and has rapidly grown in strength into a winning combination. Starlites Squads represented the United Kingdom in the European Championships held in Croatia last July.

Superstar Family Karaoke Competition: 12:15pm

At 12:15pm it is time for the Superstar Family Karaoke Competition with prizes for Children, Adults & Groups.

Wizzbang Show: 2pm

At 2pm it is time for the Wizzbang Entertainment with Magic, Puppets & Balloons Galore!

Chers Funky Facepainting

Glitter Tattoos and Hair Feathers will be available throughout the day with proceeds going to our charities.

Stadium Tours

Stadium Tours, provided by the Supporters Trust the guided tours are great for anyone who’d like to get a behind the scenes view, whilst finding out about the history of their club.

 

The tours are open to all, you don’t have to be a Trust member to come along. Lasting around 80 minutes, you will almost certainly learn something you didn’t know before, and maybe you’ll be able to tell us something from your experiences of coming to City that we didn’t know!

Please book in advance via emailing: clive.harrison@live.co.uk, or at the raffle table on the day, spaces permitting. Tours available at: 11:45, 12:30, 14:00 and 14:35.

Charity Auction

There are 15 lots available for advance bidding and it is likely that extra items will be available at the live auction. You can place bids in advance prior to the day, on the day between 10am and 3pm, or in the live auction starting at 4pm.

Our thanks for the generous donations of prizes and auction lots, we have some great items available, please support these businesses and help us to raise as much as possible for our two charities, Reverse Rett and Exeter City Community Trust.

Full details including item images and how to bid: http://bit.ly/CFFDAUCTION

Win a Ford Mustang for the weekend!

Simply Guess how many Jelly Beans are in the Jar. Kindly donated by Vospers.

About the Charities

Exeter City Community Trust

Exeter City Community Trust are Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity working in partnership with Exeter City Football Club.

They deliver inspiring physical activity, education, health and wellbeing programmes and courses primarily across Devon and Somerset for all members of the community regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, physical ability, background or economic status.

A full-time staff of 30+ and a casual staff of 70+ (supported by around 25 volunteers) are delivering on the frontline daily spending around 22,000 hours out in the community every year striving to improve life chances for all, often in the most deprived areas of Greater Exeter and among the most disadvantaged groups in our society.

While football is their beating heart, work in the community has grown to extend far beyond. The health, education, wellbeing and physical activity programmes reach over 45,000 members of the community each year and around 48% of those programmes are not football. The spread of their work is growing all the time.

Visit exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk to find out more.

Reverse Rett

Rett Syndrome is a neurological condition which most often strikes previously healthy little girls between their first and second birthday and leaves them with multiple disabilities and medical complexities for life.

Most people with Rett are unable to speak, walk or use their hands. Breathing problems, feeding tubes, seizures, anxiety, gastrointestinal and orthopaedic issues are common.
Research has shown that girls with Rett do not have brain damage. They know and understand much more than their bodies allow them to show - but they are locked in, trapped by a body that cannot obey signals from their brain.

Whilst there is currently no treatment for Rett Syndrome, there is hope. In 1999 scientists identified the genetic mutation that causes Rett Syndrome. In 2007, they unexpectedly reversed the condition in mouse models of even late stage disease.

Our research efforts are now focused on translating these research developments into treatments and cures for our children living with Rett Syndrome today. aReverse Rett is a UK medical research charity working to speed treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome.

Rett Syndrome has already been reversed in the lab. We work to drive these promising lab developments into tangible treatments and a cure for people living with Rett Syndrome today.

Reverse Rett is the only UK charity currently funding research focused on treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome.

Reverse Rett exists to accelerate treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome. Visit:
reverserett.org.uk to find out more.

If you are unable to attend the ECFC Charity Family Fun Day on June 23rd but would like to support our two charities you can do so on our Virgin Money Giving page.

Donations will be split equally between the two charities:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ECFCFFD


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