Hello and welcome to Notts County Football in the Community’s (FITC) September newsletter. Many of you will know of my husband John Mounteney and his lifelong devotion to Notts County FC, something I have shared for many years. I have experienced the many ups and downs of supporting the Magpies and I continue to do so at every home game. My love of the club has also transferred to the admiration of the work of FITC and I’m proud to have been asked to introduce this newsletter.
Summer 2017 will go down at FITC as one of the most hectic but most rewarding summers in their 28 year history, it is exciting to tell you all about what has been going on and what is coming up at the charity.
FITC’s refugee project continues to support the most vulnerable people in Nottingham, helping them integrate into the city which I hope they love as much as I do. By making new friends and having the support of FITC mentors it has proven to be a tremendous success which we hope to continue. The Portland Centre saw record numbers of children attend throughout the summer holidays on their School’s Out activities programme. The Centre is even hosting its first Swim and Tri event in partnership with British Triathlon this Saturday 9th September.
In July and August, FITC has struck up fantastic community partnerships with Grosvenor Casino Nottingham, Broadway Cinema and VF Northern Europe. This will enable these dynamic local businesses to become more involved with FITC’s work.
We hope FITC’s multi-award winning work continues to go from strength to strength, but it can only do so with your support. It is important to keep looking forward and continue the charity’s momentum as one of the country’s leading sport charities, but it is equally important to look back and reflect how far they have come over the last few months. I look forward to celebrating the many successes of FITC at their first ever Ladies’ Night on Thursday 12th October and no doubt toast a few more over a glass of champers. Tickets are still available and I hope to see many of you there.