April’s BIG winner of the £1,000 Exeter City Foundation draw was Mick Mitcham. He can be seen receiving his prize from operations manager Andy Gillard at City's recent home match against Crawley Town.
Mick is on the committee of the North Devon Grecians, he will be using some of his winnings to purchase a trophy for the NDG’s Player of the Season award – so the win was very timely!
Mick is also a retired Fire Fighter and organises the Retired Fire Fighters Club in North Devon, he will similarly be sponsoring their player of the season trophy.
He also has an interesting story about how he came to support Exeter, which runs as follows:
“My first visit to St. James Park was strange. As a Firefighter living in Barnstaple and I was posted to Exeter Fire Station in 1985. At about 2am on a cold winter night we had a 999 Fire Call to St. James Park.
"On the way we thought it may be the Old Grandstand well alight, so it was a relief to discover the Groundsman had placed straw on the pitch to prevent the goalmouths freezing. Some rascal had climbed over the away end and set the straw alight. 'so this is St James Park" I said?' That was the start of me watching City when I managed to get a Saturday off-duty.
"And the rest, as they say, is history."
The Exeter City Foundation is a great deal, particularly for those who are regular supporters of the club. For just £10 per month, members are entitled to a range of prizes and, if a season ticket holder, the additional benefit of cash back or a voucher for the ECFC Shop.
The City Foundation draw runs throughout the year, and overall there are sixty-seven prizes – of which sixty-four are cash prizes – all of which means that members have a GREAT chance of winning, all winners are Exeter City supporters and net proceeds go to good causes at the club.