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New Community Partner – The Nottingham (West Bridgford branch)

Notts County Football in the Community (FITC) is delighted to confirm a partnership with The Nottingham’s West Bridgford branch.

When West Bridgford branch manager Karen Hill first heard about the range of areas FITC work in, she immediately wanted to get involved to help the community.

She said: “I had no idea they are involved in so many community projects. I thought it was just teaching children to play football after school, but actually FITC are doing a lot more than that and helping those most in need.

“As an organisation we are keen to support local charities, particularly where the work they are involved in touches on areas such as employability, homelessness and education. The FITC team certainly do that through some of their many projects, so there is a natural fit.

“I also know we have customers who are community-focused and want to help the people local to them, so we are extremely confident they will be very supportive of this link-up too.

“Many of them won’t know that FITC are involved in such a wide range of projects either so our support is about raising awareness and some vital funds for the FITC, which in turn will help to support local people.”

Karen added: “Anything we can do to help will be great because that’s the whole point of The Nottingham – we’re a mutual building society and we pride ourselves on getting involved in the community.”

The branch is planning to support FITC via in-branch fundraising events as well as getting involved with the ASDA 10k and Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Event 2018, to which they intend to bring their Robin Hood mascot along to do some bucket collections on the day.

James Bromley, Partnerships and Events Executive, commented: “Over the last 12 months we’ve spoken at length with The Nottingham with both parties keen to work together in the community, and the opportunity to work alongside the West Bridgford branch is perfect and will hopefully develop into a great partnership.

“From the very beginning, Karen and the team have been really enthusiastic about raising the profile of the charity and their support of our projects will only benefit those involved and I’m looking forward to supporting them with their fundraising activities over the next year.”

The Nottingham have agreed to volunteer at this year's Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Event

If you would like to find out more about our Community Partnerships or would consider nominating FITC as YOUR Charity of the Year, please contact James on jb@nottscountyfitc.org.uk