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 ITFC is helping charities in the community

Ipswich Town Football Club has named the three charities who will have the status of Club Charity for the 2011/12 season.

The three charities, which carry out invaluable work in the community, were chosen from the 50 applications received.

The local charities are:

East Anglican Air Ambulance provides 365 day-a-year emergency service across Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and receives no government or National Lottery funding.

Norcas provides help to children who live with and care for parents with drug and alcohol problems.

ITFC Charitable Trust uses sport (in particular football) as a way of making a difference to the lives of children, young people and adults.

ITFC actively looks to support locally-based charities with signed memorabilia, player appearances, a share of the FA’s Community Shield distribution and help in raising awareness of their cause. 

Representatives from the charities were presented with their signed memorabilia and a certificate by Club Secretary Sally Webb before the game against Leeds United on Saturday (27 August) at Portman Road.

The Club’s nominated charities also benefit from player attendance at their fundraising events as well as a substantial discount for use of the Club’s Conference and Banqueting facilities during their tenure.

The Football League’s Official Charity for the season is Help the Hospices which will ensure that the Club’s three local hospices, St Elizabeth Hospice, St Nicholas Hospice and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices will receive special attention from the club as well as their traditional visits from the players in the lead up to Christmas. 


Photo Caption: (left to right)


Peter Wright and Nichola Whymark (EAAA), Sally Webb (ITFC Club Secretary), Terry Baxter (ITFC Charitable Trust), Julie Bruce and Jamie and Cynthia Pointon (Norcas)



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