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FITC host first ever Ladies Night in partnership with Grosvenor Casino, Stick and Ribbon Boutique and Studio Chocolate

Thursday 12th October saw Football in the Community and recently unveiled Community Partner, Grosvenor Casino host their first ever Ladies Night with all proceeds going to FITC. With over 90 ladies and some very lucky men joining the festivities, guests and staff alike celebrated the ongoing commitment by FITC to encourage both genders and all ages and abilities to work, raise funds and spread awareness of the work FITC do within the community. The evening raised £1,800 and on behalf of everyone at Notts County FITC we would like to thank everyone who attended and donated on the night.

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"Girls just wanna have fun" - FITC volunteers show off community partner Stick & Ribbon's autumn range at a packed Grosvenor Casino

The evening started with an astonishing acoustic set from Leanne Page, welcoming diners and guests into the recently revamped Grosvenor Casino (off Maid Marian Way). Shortly afterwards, comperes Nick Richardson (Media and Communications Manager) and Kirsty Stewart (Hospitality and Events Sales Manager) of Notts County FC took to the stage to get the evening underway, inviting beneficiaries of Football in the Community to discuss how the charity continues to enrich and empower the lives of thousands of people each year.

Sally Longden, owner of Stick and Ribbon based on Bridlesmith Walk in Nottingham’s City Centre commented “The venue and entertainment were fabulous. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I really look forward to us holding another fashion show next year. Before being approached to work with Football in the Community I had only heard snippets of what they do from friends, and actress Vicky McClure, on social media. What I didn’t realise was how much you do which isn’t related to football and also how much you help people in the local community!”

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100 ladies enjoyed live entertainment and a three-course dinner as part of FITC's first ever ladies night
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FITC project co-coordinator Claire Wilmott and Primary Schools Manager Zara Lund strut their stuff!

The evening’s entertainment concluded with a fashion show with FITC staff, friends of the charity and guests modelling Stick and Ribbon’s autumn and winter range.

For photos of the event on Stick & Ribbon’s Facebook page, CLICK HERE.

Notts County FITC’s Partnership and Events Executive James Bromley spoke shortly after hosting his first ever Ladies Night “when I joined the FITC team in spring of this year I quickly realised the support the charity got was amazing, however, with a city as diverse and talented as Nottingham we needed to investigate how we could expand our network by reaching out to women and develop our fundraising ideas. The day has been a massive success, to receive so many compliments about the evening and the work we do has been heart-warming”.

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Partnership and Events Executive James Bromley looks forward to 2018's fundraising calendar

FITC are always excited to hear from those wishing to raise funds for the 35 projects we run across the city, please contact James Bromley: jb@nottscountyfitc.org.uk or call 0115 955 7215 to find out how you can support our work in the future.