On Saturday 14th January, Altrincham FC welcomed Trafford Mencap to The J.Davidson Stadium for the home fixture against Gainborough Trinity. As part of Altrincham FC In The Community (AITC) work, a recent initiative was started to help local charities raise awareness of their causes. AITC are inviting local charity organisations to come along on a home matchdays and promote their work by holding an information stall in the sports hall before and during the game They can also have a child mascot lead the AFC team onto the pitch, talk with fans, write a programme article and access free match tickets.
Community Co-ordinator, Judy Henson, says: “We invited Trafford Mencap along to the first of these awareness days as we know how much incredible work they do across South Manchester. We are aiming to forge stronger links with more local charities like Trafford Mencap and we feel this is a perfect opportunity to gain access to on average 800-1000 fans at the ground on a matchday.
Noeleen and her associates from Trafford Mencap received an Altrincham FC plaque as a souvenir of their day (pictured). Local Altrincham FC fan, Nathan O’Connor (11), proudly walked the team out of the tunnel as a mascot wearing his Mencap kit (pictured).
If you’re part of a local charity and would like to know more about coming to one of our home fixtures, email: firstname.lastname@example.org