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Community Partnership Creates Community Project for Meadows Youth

26 February 2016

Two brothers from the Meadows have decided to invest in a local, Nottingham-based charity, to make a difference in the streets where they grew up.....

The owners of Springwater Golf Club, which is a subsidiary of The Moore Group, have become Notts County FC Football in the Community’s [FITC] first Community Partner to donate money which will fund a new project that will target young people in the Meadows.

 

Neil and Ian Footitt grew up in the Meadows and were regulars at the Meadows Boys Club in the 1950s, which made a positive difference to their lives, helping to set them on the way to becoming successful businessmen. With their head office still being based in the Meadows 70 years on. The brothers, who are both Nottingham Forest and Notts County supporters, now want to give something back to their childhood neighbourhood and have decided that FITC were the charity organisation to do just that. In perfect symmetry, 60 years after they attended the venue themselves, their £5,000 donation will fund a sports-based project at the Meadows Boys Club.  The project will run every week for a year, providing a consistent venue and staff for participants to attend, in a safe and positive environment. The community coaches who work for FITC will become mentors and a regular source of support.

 

Les Bradd is pleased to confirm his first Community Partner funding, saying: “We’re really excited to receive this money from Ian and Neil, not only because it means that we are able to develop a project that will serve our local area, but because this is the first big donation that we have received from a Community Partner. We are extremely proud to be the charity that they have chosen to deliver this project for them.”

 

Steve Hill, Community Director, is confident that more Community Partners will join us in the future, going on to say: “The response we’ve had from the business community has been fantastic and we continue to identify new Community Partners who want to invest in our work across Nottingham. We hope to develop and nurture more partnerships like this in the future, securing support for new and already established projects. I’d welcome any business looking to strike up such a relationship with a charity to get in contact with FITC.”

 

th@nottscountyfitc.org.ukFor more information members of the public should contact Tim Hatton on 0115 955 7215 or email

 

nk@nottoscountyfitc.org.ukIf you’d like to become a Community Partner contact Neil Kelly on 0115 955 7215 or email


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