The sun is shining and today is the day, bring the kids and enjoy lots of activities from 12 noon today at Meadow Lane.
An impressive Notts legends list will face Nottingham Forest Legends as part of Mike Edwards' testimonial, including Dave Regis, Neal Bishop, Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Lawrie Dudfield, Jason Lee, Kevin Pilkington, Des Walker, Ian Richardson and many more.
As part of Mike Edwards Testimonial Year, Notts County FC Football in the Community has been chosen as the Charity Partner for the event and will therefore benefit from the generosity of fan donations as well as receiving a percentage of ticket sales.
FITC have welcomed local business “Dynamique Dance and Parties” to their Community Partner scheme and they will provide fun entertainment for the local children who will be attending. Katie Keating, founder of the company said, “Dynamique Dance & Parties were keen to provide the entertainment for the day and support FITC. I hope it will add to the children’s experience of the day and help raise some more money for local community projects, whilst also promoting my business locally.” Dynamique Dance & Parties provide services for corporate events, weddings, dance teaching as well as children’s parties and events and they have over 10 years of industry experience. For more information please visit their website; www.dynamiquedance.com/home
On the day, the ‘Kids Activities FunZone’ will be situated in the car park behind the Derek Pavis Stand where there will be face painting, balloon models, character meet and greets and inflatables, such as a bouncy castle and FITC’s inflatables.
Some of the biggest names in Notts County and Nottingham Forest’s recent history will dust off their boots with Mike Edwards and Ian Richardson, FITC’s Activity Manager, already confirmed for Notts and Former England Internationals Des Walker and Steve Hodge confirmed for Forest. Also currently confirmed are Lawrie Dudfield, Ricky Ravenhill, Kevin Pilkington and Tony Scully, as FITC reveal a name a day up until kick off on the 22nd May.
There will be a meet and greet with the players after the game in the Meadow Lane Sports Bar situated at the back of the Haydn Green Stand.
Mike Edwards, who is playing in the game as part of his testimonial year, said about the event: “FITC do so much amazing work within the local community of Nottingham whether it be their work with cancer survivors, around mental health, or their work with children. This event is a great way to raise some much needed funds for the charity as well as bringing together the community of Nottingham regardless of whether they support County or Forest.”
Steve Hill, Community Director of Notts County FC FITC, added: “Mike has been a great ambassador for both the club and FITC over the past 10 years as he has been down to some of our projects in the past and has met some the people we help and support. It is a great pleasure that as part of his testimonial year that he has agreed to help us on this community day to raise as much money as possible so we can continue the amazing work that we as a charity provide within the local community.”
Entry is only £5 for adults and free for anyone under 16 (all children must be accompanied by an adult). The Derek Pavis Stand will be open for the match and Tickets can be purchased prior to the event by following this link: www.nottscountyfc.co.uk/tickets
Or call the ticket office on 0115 955 7210