The football season may be currently suspended, but the Exeter City Foundation is still running, dispensing weekly (£100) and monthly (£1,000) prizes to members paying £10 per month to be in the monthly draw.
May’s winner of the BIG £1,000 prize is Ian Totterdell, membership No.183.
Ian has been a member for many years and he had a couple of wins back in the 2000s. He was very pleased to hear about his winnings. Ian plans to put some of the money towards sponsoring a players' kit, which was in the balance with Ian taking early retirement this year, a great gesture, thanks Ian!
Ian is, or more accurately, was until the current crisis, a great traveller, his picture above shows him in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet in the People's Republic of China. I always take a City home shirt on my travels, says Ian!
Ian has some great anecdotes which will strike a chord with many readers, so here’s his Exeter City story:
"I was born and raised in Exeter, and my father took me to at least one game in the late 1960s, but I didn't really start to be a supporter until the early 1980s, about the time I went off to university; going to watch the City playing away games in the South-East was a valued way to keep a link with home.
"I became a season ticket holder in the mid '90s, preferring to watch the struggles of 'my' Grecians rather than the skills of Matt Le Tissier on show just a mile from where I lived in Southampton (OK, I did go and watch MLT sometimes!).
"I joined the Trust in March 2001 (at a game away to Cheltenham, which some might remember as 'purple pineapple day'), and have been pleased and proud to be a part of the Exeter City community as we have become established as a respected football club with considerable success on the pitch.
"I particularly enjoyed watching players such as Tony Kellow who was a great natural goal-scorer who made a difficult task look simple, and more recently, David Wheeler whose speed and finishing skills were always a delight.
"Along with 3-0 away wins at Home Park and the play-off semi-final victories at Oxford and Torquay, a game I remember with great affection is the home win over Sheffield Wednesday in December 2010; fans, including myself, turned out in the morning to get the game on after a heavy overnight snow-fall, helping ground-staff to clear the pitch, terraces and walkways so that (alone in the lower divisions that day) the match could go ahead, and the team rewarded us with a 5-1 demolition of one of our division's best sides. That sums up for me what a fans-owned community football club should be."
The Exeter City Foundation is a great deal, especially for City supporters.
Being in the draw makes you eligible for for 67 prizes throughout the year, of which 64 are cash prizes.
Members who are season ticket holders have the additional benefit of the end-of-season benefit of cash back or a voucher for the ECFC Shop.
With current restrictions you can only join online by clicking here, and prizes are paid direct to winners’ bank accounts. Any further information, please contact Foundation administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org