Community Trust Day taking place this Saturday at Portman Road
Town will be recognising the work of the Club’s charitable arm, Ipswich Town Community Trust on Saturday as Blues take on Burton Albion.
The Club are asking fans to bring a pound to the ground in aid of the Community Trust. Volunteers will be outside Portman Road and in the FanZone collecting from midday.
The Community Trust was re-launched in August and has been making great progress in a short space of time.
Jason Curtis, Head of Community said: “We’re working with 6,000 children and vulnerable adults a week.
“It’s vital for the continuity of the Football Club that we’re present in the community. First and foremost, it creates a fan base. We’re creating positive role models through our coaches and children are becoming more and more interested with the Club.”
The potential money raised from Community Trust Day will make an incredible difference to the Trust and how they can continue to progress.
“Any finances that are generated from Community Trust Day will be vital. It’ll allow us to up skill existing coaches, recruit additional coaches and buy new equipment that’ll enable us to enhance our offering.” Jason added.
We have lots planned for the day including coaching sessions put on by Trust coaches in the FanZone. There will be three sessions pre-match. These will run 12.30–1pm, 1-1.30pm and 1.30–2pm. This is free for children, simply turn up on the day and speak to our coaches.
Two thousand tickets have been sent out to every player on the Trust’s development centre. Community Trust representatives will also be flying the flag and forming a guard of honour as the players emerge from the tunnel at 2.55pm. Furthermoreat, Beccles Wildcats are taking part in our Portman Penalty Prize at half-time.
If you’re not attending the Burton Albion match on Saturday but would like to make a donation to the Trust, then you can do so via the DONATE NOW button on www.itfctrust.co.uk