Fleet are expecting a large crowd at home to Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday February 28 for the club’s Community Day. More than 1,000 tickets have been snapped up by a significant number of local organisations in our bid to foster greater links with the local community and also provide a platform for those organisations to showcase their projects to a wider audience.
For some attendees, this will be their first experience of a football match and certainly of a non-league game and we hope Fleet fans will be as warm and welcoming as usual to our new visitors. As we put the finishing touches to the Community Day, you can learn a bit more about our Community Partners below, who will be helping us out on the day, with more news to follow about the entertainment we have planned to make this Community Day a real all-round community experience.
Our local partners have agreed to appear in the ‘Our Community’ marquee and we may have further local projects joining us before the day, but this gives Fleet fans a flavour of the range of activities going on in our neighbourhood that need your help. Please take the time to visit the ‘Our Community’ marquee on the day and find out more about these projects.
As EUFC’s Community Sponsor we are delighted that MiddletonMurray will join us to explain how they work to increase the skills of the UK workforce and how they are striving to become the largest provider of 16-24 apprenticeships in the UK.
The Gr@nd Gravesend
The Gr@nd has been a Community Partner of EUFC now for 2 seasons and we value their help and enthusiasm in working together to promote Health Living across Gravesham.
Northfleet Big Local
Northfleet Big Local is everything that a Community Project should be, it is a group of local residents, supported by socially minded organisations, who are trying to make Northfleet North into the kind of place you want to live and be proud of. EUFC is at the heart of Northfleet North and pride and belief is what we stand for in Our Community.
The Fleet Trust
EUFC and the Fleet Trust work hand in hand and together we have the main aim of strengthening bonds between the Club and our Community. A big thank you to The Trust for their promise of funding and man/woman power to make the 28th February a great occasion.
Mark Spurgeon and his MAPS team are fantastic supporters of the Club and we are delighted that all visitors on our Community Day can get to know what a great job MAPS does for people with learning disabilities across Kent, but in particular within our borough.
No Walls Garden
No Walls Gardens is a community gardening project focused on the Northfleet area offering 6 weeks gardening and landscaping courses to volunteers including ex-offenders, disabled people and the long term unemployed.
Northfleet Harbour Restoration Trust
Northfleet Harbour Trust was set up to reverse the decline and neglect of Northfleet Harbour with the aim of bringing it back into use as a marina on the Thames and as a vibrant destination and visitor attraction.
CAS runs Northfleet Job Clubs on a Wednesday and Friday weekly at the Hive House Library. These are aimed at helping those struggling to find work to acquire the skills and confidence to enter the job market through a supportive environment. CAS also runs the Hive Hope Food Bank, which is based in the Rainbow Centre, Rose Street, Northfleet and helps those needing emergency food at a time of crisis.
Kick Kent Sports Charity is dedicated to helping young people to discover their potential through involvement in sport. As well as being in the “Our Community” marquee, Tom Vinall and the Kick Kent team will be providing help on the pitch at half-time with the Freestyler football entertainer.
Walk Tall is a charity that uses innovative ways to build confidence and self-esteem for success in people of all ages. One such way is through its Ebbsfleet based ‘Old Metal Refinary Theatre ‘ and music studios.