Free Kicks Foundation Kit Sponsorship
The festive season is traditionally a time of goodwill, and that has been extended throughout the footballing community, with official POSH kit sponsor Mick George Ltd gifting their front of shirt exposure to local charity Free Kicks Foundation, in an attempt to boost the charities awareness.
The New Year’s Day fixture against Doncaster Rovers FC, from the ABAX Stadium, has officially been termed ‘Free Kicks Day’.
The Day’ will bring to a close a flurry of activity from the Charity, who has devised a ‘special’ 12-day countdown to Christmas, as a fundraising initiative. This will include an auction of Director Box Seats, signed POSH memorabilia and VIP tours of the stadium and training ground, to name just a few of the actions.
Current Foundation Patron’ and Club Chairman Darragh MacAnthony, as well as Foundation Ambassador’ and Club Manager Grant McCann will also be making guest presentations to advocate the great work being completed by the charity.
The foundation, who are Peterborough United’s selected charity of the year for 2017, was founded to provide football related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children and adults, presenting experiences with their football club, that they’ll never forget. Since their initiation 10 years ago, the group has provided more than 650 deserving people with various hospitality packages and mascot opportunities.
Steve Thorpe, Free Kicks Foundation said: ‘’We’re extremely grateful to Mick George Ltd and Peterborough United FC for their continued support. We recognise that not too many sponsors would be willing to give up this vital asset, especially having already committed financially. Given that all of our funds are generously donated, this is a great opportunity for us to increase our visibility to potential donators.’’
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The front of shirt offers a great location for exposure, hence its inclusion within our partnership with Peterborough United FC. We’ve witnessed first-hand the many benefits associated, and hope it proves equally as positive for Free Kicks’.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’Much like ourselves, Free Kicks’ frequently utilise their connection with the Club’ to offer money can’t buy experiences for fans, and for that, their efforts should be applauded.’’