The popular Party at the Park, Family Fun Day returns to St James Park on Sunday, July 2 in aid of the TeamEvo vs MND appeal.
There will be a full day of activities for the whole family, starting from 11am and running until 6pm. The event is free to attend and open to all and is in partnership with Crealy Theme Park and Resort.
The event is in aid of the TeamEvo vs MND campaign. City Community Trust's Pete, affectionately known to those close to him as Evo, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in November 2022.
The #TeamEvo campaign has been established to raise awareness of this atrocious disease, but also to financially support Evo himself, as well as his young family, as he battles this disease. Funds raised will go towards supporting with medical costs, giving Evo the best quality of life, helping to make the experiences and ambitions he desires a reality, and supporting his family both now and in the future.
Please come along and support this important cause. Alongside the days activities we are running an online auction featuring some money can’t buy experiences. You can view the items and place a bid here: https://app.galabid.com/patpmnd. The auction will close at 4:30pm on the day of the event, although you do not need to be present on the day to take part.
A day full of song and dance featuring music from Stardust Disco, Nikita Louise, Jason Baxter, Platinum Blind and Stillyano with dance from the Starting Pointe Dance & Performing Arts and the East Devon Dance Academy.
Appearances by Exeter City Men’s and Women’s players (you can even train with the Women’s team at 1pm!) and Grecian and Lexi Exeter City’s Mascots will be appearing during the day.
Why not make a day of it by joining a stadium tour?
The tours start at 11:30am, 12pm 12:30pm 1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm and start outside the VIP entrance off the Fan Zone at St James Park, please arrive 5 minutes prior to the departure time. The Tours last about an hour and provide a wonderful opportunity to go behind the scenes of a Football League club.
The tours include the dressing rooms, Museum Room, the Security Centre and many other interesting areas which provides a unique insight into their match day role. At the same time the guides relay information about the history of the club making use of the visuals and displays which are all around the stadium plus some unusual and interesting stories which fans may not be familiar with!
To book your place please complete the form here and we will confirm your place on your chosen tour. Places are limited and so please book early.
This years Party at the Park is raising money for Team Evo - MND Awareness, while the tours are provided free of charge any donation towards the cause would be very welcome and can be made on the day.
Activities on the day
Activities include Street Soccer and Inflatable Challenges, the Junior Grecians Family Zone will be open featuring Games Consoles, Table Football, Large Screen TV, Ice Creams, Tea & Coffee. There will also be Face Painting, Stalls, Games and Competitions.
Static displays from Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue. Information stalls from Team EVO v MND, Exeter City Supporters Trust 20th Anniversary stall and Exeter City Women’s stall.
There will be a Grand Raffle with some fantastic prizes, tickets are available on the day.
Our bars will be open, food will be available from Kenniford Farm, there will be Ice Creams and even Candy Floss available.
Plus we have a few other surprises lined up, keep an eye on the ECFC social media channels!
Music & Dance Line-up:
12:30pm: Nikita Louise
Nikita Louise started playing live shows in 2008, running open mic nights amd playing acoustic gigs in various local venues. Mostly playing covers and in keeping with the particular venue, her performance will vary from mellow & chilled, to upbeat party madness.
1:30pm: Starting Pointe Dance and Performing Arts
Starting Pointe Dance & Performing Arts provide dance classes in Exmouth from 2yrs+, in Ballet, Tap, Street/Jazz, Acro & Musical Theatre.
2pm: Jason Baxter, The Piano Man
At 11 years of age, Jason was Head Chorister at York Minster. He has a love of boogie woogie, swing and blues but can play virtually any style. He describes himself as having the left hand styles of Fats Waller and Jerry Lee Lewis, the right hand of Fats Domino and Jools Holland and his own voice. Jason played Glastonbury in 1999.
3pm: The East Devon Dance Academy
Sidmouth Ballet School and subsequently East Devon Dance Academy were founded in 1981, and from the 50 pupils it first started with now has in excess of 600. Most of our students come to classes just as a hobby and means of exercise, but there are those who want to make dancing their career whether it’s on stage or to teach.
3:30pm: Platinum Blind
Hailing from Exeter, England, and comprising of guitarist Greg Barr, drummer Liam Barnes, bassist Sam Williams, and frontman Callan Foulser, Platinum Blind formed in early 2020 over a mutual passion of playing rock and roll.
Stillyano are a modern rock band with hard hitting lyrics, heart melting guitars and their massive live sound, they produce a live show that is just simply awesome. Stillyano has a great reputation of producing a high energy live performance with an edge that always guarantees to give the audiences an amazing show.