The Foxes Foundation...The Foxes Foundation is pleased to announce the Club’s first charity supporting partner, Barclays, who will be helping to raise funds for the LCFC Foxes Foundation by taking part in various activities during the 2014/15 season.
Leicester City Football Club Ambassador Alan Birchenall said: “The LCFC Foxes Foundation has gone from strength to strength in the last three years, providing vital support to a great number of Leicester-based causes and building new relationships with charity partners both nationally and overseas. A partner with the strength and global reputation of Barclays will extend the Foundation’s community reach even further and help us improve the lives of even more people through the power of football.”
The first event of this unique partnership will see Barclays Oadby staff selling raffle tickets as part of a Premier League Trophy Event in Leicester. The Staff at Oadby are offering people the chance to win a range of prizes including:
• LCFC Season Ticket for the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season
• Matchday Hospitality for four at a LCFC 2014/15 Barclays Premier League fixture
• Official Replica 2014/15 Home Shirt signed by the first-team players
• Dinner for four with wine at Chutney Ivy Leicester
• Dinner for two at MemSaab Leicester £50 voucher
• Dinner for two at More Leicester
• £25 voucher for Patisserie Valerie Leicester
• Meal for two Café Bruxelles, Leicester
• Dinner & Dance for two at The City Rooms, Leicester on 3 October hosted by Kismet
In a further show of support for LCFC and the LCFC Foxes Foundation, Barclays in Leicester has arranged for the official Barclays Premier League trophy to visit the Club for a special one-off event. Supporters of all clubs, including the Foxes, are invited to have their picture taken with the coveted trophy.
Robert Mee from Barclays, Leicester said: “We are delighted to be able to offer support to the Leicester City Foxes Foundation who provide fantastic support for a variety of community causes. Obviously it’s a very exciting time for local fans as they see their club move into the Barclays Premier League.”
The event, which is free of charge and open to all, will be held in the City Fanstore at King Power Stadium from 2pm-8pm on Friday 15 August – the eve of the Premier League kick-off, which sees Leicester City entertain Everton (Saturday 16 August, 3pm KO).
2013/14 LCFC Foxes Foundation
Partner Charities contributed to another fantastic year of fundraising last season, thanks to the support and assistance of our five chosen charities were:
• Breast Cancer Care
• Lord Mayor’s Appeal
• Macmillan Cancer Support
• The Laura Centre
• LCFC Defibrillator Appeal
Part of the Lord Mayor’s annual charity appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support are dedicated to improving the lives of the one in every three people who will contract cancer in their lives through treatment, expertise and support.
Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Mustafa Kamal commented: “I am supporting Macmillan Cancer Support during my year in office and am delighted to be chosen as one of the recipients of the LCFC Foxes Foundation campaign.
“I lost both my mother and brother to cancer and the support provided by Macmillan has left a lasting impression on me. So much so, that I pledged that if I could ever do anything to help them in the future, I would.”
With over 201 branches across the country, Samaritans and its 20,000+ volunteers aim to cut the numbers of people taking their own lives by providing support for those in need to talk about their feelings.
John Wilcox of Samaritans said: “We are thrilled to be chosen as a Foxes Foundation recipient charity in 2013/14. We are an independent local charity which receives no grants from authorities so the money this will bring us is very important.
“However, we are much more grateful for the opportunity to spread our message to the people of Leicester and Leicestershire that we are here for them, every hour of every day without exception.”
Based in Leicester, The Laura Centre is a professional bereavement service that helps give families suffering from a loss a safe, friendly and inclusive environment to manage the impact of a death on their lives.
Gail Moore, Co-founder of The Laura Centre said: “We are grateful to everyone at LCFC Foxes Foundation for adopting The Laura Centre as one of their chosen Charities of the Year for the 2013/14 season.
“The impact of the LCFC ‘adoption’ would not only help in raising valuable donations to aid the work of TLC, but it will also raise public awareness of the work in which we are involved.”
Breast Cancer Care is charity dedicated to the providing the best treatment and support to those affected by breast cancer using a combination of personal experiences and clinical expertise.
Lisa Brown of Breast Cancer Care added: “We are here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together, provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care.
“We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do.”
This season will also see the continuation of the LCFC Defibrillator Appeal – a campaign to raise the funds required to purchase life-saving defibrillators that will be donated to key areas in Leicestershire to maximise accessibility.
To get involved with the LCFC Foxes Foundation’s 2014/15 fundraising campaign and arrange your own event, email email@example.com.