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Christmas Draw Winners 2018

2018 Christmas Draw raises a massive
£1,671.56 for

Over the last couple of months’, a group of volunteer ticket sellers, led by Committee Member Martin Robertson, have been busy persuading supporters and the good people of Exeter and beyond to part with a little bit of their hard-earned cash in exchange for a Christmas Draw raffle ticket.

Again, for this year’s Christmas Draw (which is held every two years) we are extremely grateful to all those who so kindly donated prizes for the draw including: – Exeter Nissan, Mi Space – Midas, GreenMyBusiness, Subway of Sidwell Street, Mr D Herniman, Signs Express, Hartley’s Certified Accountants, Elaine Davis & ECFC and ECDSA Committee Members, together with everyone who sold and purchased draw tickets.

The draw took place on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm at the Park and was attended by City player & ECDSA President – Lee Holmes, together with Russell Lemon from Exeter Nissan who both helped to draw the lucky winning tickets. All in all, there were 31 prizes up for grabs.

We are pleased to announce that £1,671.56 was raised and this will be used to help improve facilities at St James’ Park for supporters with disabilities.

ECDSA chairman Nick Saunders said ‘the bi-annual Christmas draw is a major fundraiser for us, but without the support of local business and individuals we could not achieve as much as we do in helping to make the match day experience at Exeter City so much better for all supporters with disabilities – thank you all so much for your generosity and support of our DSA’.

For more information about what we do, please visit – Membership available for just £5.00 per season. We are an ECFC Priority Group for tickets etc.

Below is the full list of prizes and winners:

Nissan ‘X-Trail Tekna for the Weekend’ (donated by Exeter Nissan) – J Thorne.

4 ball golf at Exeter Golf and Country Club – Voucher (donated by Mi Space – Midas) – S Rickard.

‘Director for the Day’ for 2 at Exeter City FC (donated by Elaine Davis, ECFC Director) – A Mogleston.

Christmas hamper (donated by GreenMyBusiness) –
M Robertson.

£50 Tesco vouchers (donated by Signs Express) –
M Metherell.

£50 Sainsbury’s vouchers (donated by Signs Express) –
J Taylor.

Signed 2018/19 ECFC Shirt (donated by Exeter City FC) –
B Stenton.

Hospitality for 2 (donated by Exeter City FC) –
P Saunders.

£100 (donated by Mr D Herniman) – M Robertson.

Bottle of champagne (donated by Hartley’s Certified Accountants) – T Lander.

Bottle of Baileys (donated by Mr M Robertson) –
J & J Edwards.

Bottle of Cognac (donated by Mr & Mrs Jones) –
L Western.

Tin of chocolates (donated by Mr & Mrs Harwood) –
E Sercombe.

Tin of biscuits (donated by Mr & Mrs Harwood) – L Burch.

Subway Voucher (donated by Subway of Sidwell St) –
P Martin.

Subway Vouchers (donated by Subway of Sidwell St) –
A Sanderson.

NOW TV Stick with 2 months Sky Cinema (donated by Mr & Mrs Saunders) – K Edwards.

4 ball golf at East Devon Golf Club – Voucher (Mr & Mrs Burch) – R Saggers.

14 Secret Santa prizes (all sauced by Mr M Robertson) –
A Brown; B Burch; G Preston; C Grattan; P Shoyer; Z Grattan; J Brock; E Osborne; P Williams; D Nobles; J Boyce; C Spokes; G Tancock; H Burch.

Changing Places Officially Opened.

Changing Places Facility Officially Opens at Exeter City Football Club

Exeter City’s Changing Places facility in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand has officially been opened on the EFL’s Day of Disabilities.

On Monday, December 3 saw the EFL host the first ever Day of Disabilities, which puts the spotlight on the work clubs do in the ever-expanding area of disability football and making football accessible to all supporters.

The new changing places room in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand was part of the £3.5 million redevelopment at St James Park, which was completed in October 2018.

Changing Places toilets are larger than a standard accessible toilet and include a height-adjustable bench, a hoist and room for a wheelchair and up to two cares.

Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These needs are met by Changing Places toilets.  

Although the new facility is housed in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand it is open to all home and away supporters.

The changing places facility has been a collaboration between the club and the Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association. The ECDSA raised £3000 which has paid for the bench, hoist and privacy screen. The funds were raised through their Christmas draws and bucket collections.

Nick Saunders, ECDSA chairman said: “We at ECDSA strive to ensure access for all. The Changing Places room is a good chance to make an improvement that has been missing.

“This is a fantastic facility that is the first in Devon at a professional football club. This has all been made possible by the hard work of the ECDSA committee, it’s members and the fans of Exeter City Football Club.”

Justin Quick, Exeter City’s general manager said: “Exeter City Football Club is constantly striving to move forward and improve the facilities for all supporters.

“Changing Places was high on the agenda when discussing the facilities in the new stand. We are delighted that in working with ECDSA the facility is now officially open.”

Elaine Davis, on behalf of the Supporters’ Trust added: “As a Supporters owned club we are proud to look after all our supporters, both home and away, who will use the this fantastic new facility at the Park.”

This season the EFL have published a new set of Disabled Facilities Guides for supporters of all 72 league clubs – every season there is a new set of guidelines produced.


Photos and article used by kind permission of Scott Palfrey (ECFC Marketing Manager)

ECFC Video on Disability and Football.

Exeter City Football Club have officially announced the online launch of a new short film, produced as part of the ECFC Museum project.

The film, Disability and Football, uses interviews and archival material to take a closer look at how the Club works with people of all abilities, both on and off the pitch.

We at the Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association fully supports the video as do the Exeter City Community Trust, and features many of those people who work with Exeter City to make a difference, including Will Allan (ECFC community Trust DIO), Nick Saunders (ECDSA/ECFC DLO), Jeanne Jones (ECDSA committee member), Greg Hill (ECDSA member/ECFC programme seller) and Paul Farley (ECFC Director and Senior safeguarding manager & equality and inclusion lead).

Will Barrett, who coordinates the museum project, and was part of the film production team said: “It’s always great to see how much goes on at City behind the scenes and in the community.

“This film was a chance for us to get to know some of the wonderful people involved in making a difference at the club, and to explore something that is really positive about the club’s culture and heritage that people may not know much about.”

The ECFC Museum is the latest initiative led by the ECFC History Group and Grecian Archive team, and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Exeter.

To learn more about the project, or discover how you might be able to get involved, please click here.