Exeter City’s Ryan Bowman was the guest of honour at comedy and curry evening held at St James Park last week that raised nearly £4,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Ryan took part in a question and answer session with City’s head of commercial Mark Jenkins. Noel Brodie then entertained a packed Trust Suite room to some comedy, before the audience got to bid a number of items that were donated to cause which included a signed framed photo from Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, a VIP tour around Thatchers cider farm and two director of the day tickets to and Exeter City match.
The event was organized by Ryan’s home kit sponsor Mi-space and was part of a bigger fundraising initiative that they have going on this year to raise £50,000 for Prostate Cancer UK this year, by getting more than 25 people from the area to take part in Football to Amsterdam.
Football to Amsterdam is an annual event, which is organised by the EFL and League Managers Association, and sees football fans from around the country join some famous faces from the game as they pedal their way from Leo Valley VeloPark in London to the Dutch capital – a distance of 145 miles.
Last year team Mi-space raised more than £14,302 towards the overall total of more than £500,000. However, this year they are back with a bigger contingent and bigger fundraising target.
They have already been backed by the following sponsors:
API Communications, Ashborne Construction, Austin & Hobbs, AWS, Butcombe Brewery, CEF, Contour Showers, Cubra Electrical, Denholm Industrial Services, Exeter Airport, HousingNet.co.uk, IntoHeat, Impey Showers, JEM Scaffolding, Lone Alert, LWS, M-Tech (SW), Mi-space, Michelmores LLP, MLG Publishing, Cable IT, Newberry Metals, NPS Group, Rabart Decorating Centres, RGB Building Supplies, RGB Recruitment, SDS Engineering Consultants, Thrifty and YESSS Electrical
And have the following riders signed up: AJ Eaton - Mi-space, Matt Howells - Mi-space, Sam Heritage - Mi-space, Dean Richards - Midas Group, Simon Larkins - Exeter Football Club, Lynn Travis - Exeter City Football Club, Malcolm Travis - Sparex, Jake Wood, James Lashmar - Howells Solutions, Ben Howells - Howells Solutions, Dave Tasker - Test Valley Borough Council, Martin Hobbs - Austin Hobbs, Paul Benham - Austin Hobbs, Kyla Sykes - Howells Solutions, Andy Carter - Andrew Carter Bricklaying, Chris Davies - CSD Contractors, Ian Trowsdale, Liz Hodges - Route 2 Bikes, Simon McCabe – Devon Baits, Karen Hancock – Thrifty, Linda Litten, Andy Martinovic - Heritage Homes, Mike Green - Commercial Drone Training, Tracey Preston - MLG Publishing, Dave Widdison - Howells Solutions, Dave Webber, Amy Hart – AME Solutions.
If you are interested in sponsoring Team Mi-Space you can visit their justgiving page here or contact Helen Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org.