Quiz Night for Steve – Tickets On Sale This Saturday

Tickets will again be on sale this Saturday (14th April) prior to the Norwich game 1.30 – 2.30pm from the Foxes Trust office located at the ground, directions can be found here: http://foxestrust.co.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=207&Itemid=42   

As a reminder the evening has been organised to raise funds to hopefully cover the cost of physio for founder board member of the Foxes Trust, Steve Smith who suffered a massive stroke in December 2005. Steve has been having physio and speech therapy several times each week since that time and is now able to walk and has a limited vocabulary. 

 

The NHS physio is now to end, so requires private funding hence this quiz and disco night, hosted by Leicester Sound’s drive time presenters Damien St John and Naomi Kent, has been arranged on Friday 25th May 2007 at The 1884 Sports Bar which is at the Walkers Stadium, from 8pm until 1am.

To help contribute towards this expense, a Teams participating in the quiz must contain a maximum of 6 members. Tickets for the event are £10 each and every penny will go directly to Steve’s fund…..

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Tickets for Steve’s Evening on Sale Friday

We recently featured an article about a Quiz Night and Disco is being held on Friday 25th May 2007 at The 1884 Sports Bar which is at the Walkers Stadium, from 8pm until 1am. We are pleased to announce that Leicester Sound’s drive time presenters Damien St John and Naomi Kent will be hosting the evening http://www.leicestersound.co.uk/drivetime and bringing one or two special prizes with them!

 

As a reminder the evening has been organised to raise funds to hopefully cover the cost of physio for founder board member of the Foxes Trust, Steve Smith who suffered a massive stroke in December 2005 which left him unable to walk, use his right arm or speak. He was 37, married, and has three young sons. 

 

Since his stroke, Steve has been having physio and speech therapy several times each week. He is now able to walk and has a limited vocabulary, which is an amazing achievement in just over a year. However, he has just been told that his NHS physio is to stop and so this will now need to be privately funded.

 

To help contribute towards this expense, a Teams participating in the quiz must contain a maximum of 6 members. Tickets for the event are £10 each and every penny will go directly to Steve’s fund.

 

Tickets will be available this Friday (6th April) prior to the Derby game 1.15 – 2.15pm from the Foxes Trust office located at the ground, directions can be found here: http://foxestrust.co.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=207&Itemid=42 

If you aren’t going to the game, details on how to get tickets follow…

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TRUST 5 a Side Competition 2007 – Ruby Rainbows

It is the time of year for our annual event 5 A Side Tournament which will again be held at the Dome Belvoir Drive. 

However with the Trust no longer needing to raise funds to obtain further shares in LCFC, the Trust Board has decided that all profits from this years event will go to the Ruby Rainbows Appeal which is being ran by BBC Radio Leicester in its 40th year. More details about the appeal and various activities taking place can be viewed herehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/local_radio/ruby_appeal/index.shtml 

We have previously ran the tournament on a single Sunday featuring between 16-20 teams, however in an effort to raise more money for the cause, we hope to run the competition on consecutive Sundays May 13th & 20th 2007, with a 16 team competition ran each Sunday, with the winners of both days playing a final on the Walkers pitch later this year.

Last year Huncote Sports & Social won the title having eliminated previous winners The Brown Stripes on penalties in the semi finals.

We have already sent invites to the organiser’s of all last year’s participating teams, but why don’t you put a side together this year, whether it be a team from work, friends or a side to represent your street, village or social club

The entry fee is unchanged from last year at a minimum of £40 per team.
The First games kick off 2pm, and we aim to finish around 7pm.

If you are interested in taking, please confirm, in the first instance, by e-mailing your interest to john.adcock@foxestrust.com

You can enter your team now by registering here http://www.foxestrust.com/join/5aside.htm

When following the link an on-line payment facility is available OR please send a cheque to John Adcock(5/2007), Foxes Trust, PO Box 7036, Leicester, LE2 7WR and made payable to Foxes Trust.

Your place in the competition will only be confirmed once payment is received.

Season Ticket Survey Results

Our survey of Season & Match ticket prices is now complete. Both Trust members & non-members took part in our survey. 

In this article we concentrate primarily on the views of Season Ticket holders, though a full breakdown of the results of the survey of Season Ticket holders can be found at the bottom of this article. 

In our survey the vast majority of those who took part were season ticket holders (76%) of which almost half (45%) have been season ticket holders for over 10 years. Perhaps not surprisingly then the majority of season ticket holders are over the age of 41 (53%). Less than 15% of season ticket holders surveyed gave their age as being under 30. 

There is no comfort either for the club in the typical age of fans purchasing individual match tickets as similar figures were recorded. This reflects the trend nationally that football crowds are getting older with fewer & fewer younger football fans now supporting their local club. Previous studies have shown that Leicester is one of the clubs with a greater problem than the majority of clubs in failing to attract the 15 – 29 age group. 

Clubs like City are dependent on younger fans coming through the turnstiles regularly to carry on the tradition of supporting City. The club has made some strides in combating this with free season tickets for under 8’s. But our figures would suggest that once parents begin to pay full juvenile prices for two or three U’16’s then something has to give. Coming to support City regularly is a cost they simply cannot afford……

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Season & Match Ticket Pricing – Give Your Views

Over the past couple of days Trust members have been emailing us their views on Season Ticket & Match Ticket prices. This was after volunteers from the Trust canvassed the views of fans outside the stadium prior to last Saturday’s match with QPR. 

Now we want to give fans that are not members of the Trust who were not able to speak to us on Saturday an opportunity to send us their views. 

Earlier this week the club carried quotes from Milan Mandaric stating that he would like fans to email the club with their views on Season Ticket prices & we applaud this direct consultation between the club & it’s supporters. However we would still ask that fans also continue to submit their views to us as these can be added to those already received so far. 

We also ask fans emailing the club to consider also either forwarding their emails to us or copy the Trust into their email using the following email address mail@foxestrust.co.uk  

Similarly fans completing the Trust survey can copy the email to the club using the following email address customer.relations@lcfc.co.uk  

Below is the survey the Trust has been compiling over the past few days.  

Please take a few minutes to email me at Nigel.Ritchie@foxestrust.co.uk with the answers that most closely reflect your views. 

If you are a Season Ticket Holder please only complete Section 1 

However if you are non-season ticket holder & purchase individual match tickets please only complete Section 2. 

If you are fan who has not attended a home game for several seasons we would still like your views by completing the first part of Section 2. 

The Trust will be producing an overall summary of our survey and presenting this to the club detailing views on both season & match ticket prices, the analysis will also be presented by age bracket as we continue to lobby the club to encourage attendance of the next generation of fans.

Survey follows….

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