So another season draws to its close and, with our final Kick at Gillingham last Saturday, it’s time to reflect on our busiest year yet!
Between August 2011 and May 2012 we have had 50 Kicks at 24 different clubs across all 4 English divisions, as well as our first visit north of the border. To think we have come this far in just 5 years is amazing, from just a small idea we have managed to put smiles on the faces of 155 children and young adults as well as their families.
We can’t thank our supporters enough for helping us to raise the money to be able to organise these days out; we couldn’t do it without you. Whether it be cycling to Paris, running a marathon or halfmarathon, attending our quiz night or even just dropping a quid in a bucket, we appreciate every penny we receive.
Also thanks to all the clubs for their help in making the days special for our recipients, especially at our home club Peterborough United. We always get brilliantly looked after there and feel part of the team on match days, with the access they allow us to be able to get pictures and follow the mascots on their tour of the ground.
Personally I can’t let this post go by without mentioning the unseen work that Sam puts in to Free Kicks, especially in this toughest of years for her. Her beloved dad, Mr H, sadly lost his brave battle with cancer in December, he was always such a proud supporter of Free Kicks and will be sadly missed. I am the one who gets my face in the paper, my voice on the radio but none of this would be possible without the dedication, commitment and the hours of work Sam puts in, when liaising with families, hospitals, charities and the clubs.
Once again, thank you to everybody who has helped us through this season…the new fixtures are out on June 18th when it starts all over again!