The AFC Fylde Community Foundation was delighted to welcome FreeKicks Foundation to Kellamergh Park last week.  FreeKicks Foundation delivered funding to the Community Foundation, which will allow six children to appear as a mascot on match day for AFC Fylde.

This is done to give an opportunity to the children who may struggle to accommodate the experience themselves.  The AFC Fylde Community Foundation would like to thank Steve and Sam of FreeKicks Foundation for their support.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation has previously hosted similar events such as ‘My Special Day’.  This is where The Foundation runs a wide range of activities prior to kick off, donate full replica kits and hand complimentary tickets to families, who would otherwise not have been able to afford to watch the game.

Community Director Tom Hutton is delighted to be working in partnership with FreeKicks Foundation and hopes the children who will participate enjoy the experience of being a mascot.  “It’s a great opportunity for the children to get a good feel for how things are operated on match day at Kellamergh Park.  They have the distinctive pleasure of walking out on the pitch with the players and engage in football activities on the pitch at half-time.  It really is a wonderful experience for the children.”

FreeKicks Foundation Director, Steve Thorpe, reiterated Tom’s comments and is excited at the prospect of working with The AFC Fylde Community Foundation. “We are delighted to work with AFC Fylde Community Foundation to help give more opportunities for children to get involved in football and attend a game, where they might not necessarily have the chance.

“We have an affinity with non-league football, having been charity of the year for Non-League day for 2 years in a row. We are always looking for new ways of using donations and the awareness raised by helping a club such as AFC Fylde in another area of the country is also invaluable.”