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Notts County Foundation annual funday is just around the corner

The foundation is passionate about using the power of sport to transform the lives of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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The annual Notts County Foundation funday is just days away, with a host of free games and activities in the offing for kids and parents alike.

The event is taking place this Saturday (25), at the Padel Centre behind the Kop Stand at Meadow Lane.  

Running from 12pm until 2pm, there will be a climbing wall, padel tennis, aeroball, penalty shootouts, rides and more for all to enjoy. There will also be refreshments on offer from local vendors.  

The day’s league game against Scunthorpe United is also part of the occasion, with ticket prices cut to £10 for adults, £5 for 17-22 year olds and over 65s, with under 16s getting in for just £1.

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A further 1000 tickets have been donated to schools, charity partner organisations and people in the community.  

Notts County Foundation is the official charity of Notts County Football Club. They serve the local community and are passionate about using the power of sport to transform the lives of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Sam Crawford, chief financial officer at Notts County Foundation said: “The charity is in a really positive position at the moment, and we are very much looking forward to welcome everyone at the Padel Centre for what is shaping up to be a really exciting pre match event. 

“I would also like to take this moment to thank everyone who has continued to support us, your generosity has helped us transform the lives of local people.” 

The Foundation operate a range of schemes throughout Nottinghamshire that get people exercising and develop positive minds. One such venture is Premier League Kicks, with a programme operating in Carlton.

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Kicks is a free programme for 8 to 18 year olds which gives children the opportunity to play football and take part in other multi-sport activities.  

Notts County Foundation annual funday is just days away
Pictured: A Premier League Kicks Session (Courtesy of Notts County Foundation)

Marketing and Events Officer for the Foundation, Sonali Davé, said: “After last years event, the Foundation are looking to improve the offering for this year’s rendition of the Community Fun Day. The primary approach for doing this has been to move it from The Portland Centre, to the Padel Area at Meadow Lane.” 

By moving locations, the Foundation have made it easier for those attending the event to join in on the matchday action come 3pm.  

A spokesman for County said that “We’re delighted with the incredible response we’ve already seen to this year’s Community Day, with well over 13,000 tickets sold with three days to go.

“Our friends at Notts County Foundation, who do so much good work in the city, deserve the day to be a huge success and every indication suggests it will be.

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“We know there’s a strong element of Notts County support in Gedling and the surrounding areas and we’d encourage everyone to take this opportunity to bring the family along to watch this very exciting team in action and enjoy the family fun zone at Nottingham Padel Centre.”

Tickets can be purchased by Supporters by calling the ticket office on 0115 955 7210, online at https://www.eticketing.co.uk/nottscountyfc/ as well as through the main ticket office on Meadow Lane.

There will be a bucket collection for the Foundation going around the stadium during the Match.  

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