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Free event will raise funds for MND charity  

Exeter City Football Club’s popular annual Party in the Park will be supporting a cause very close to the organisation’s heart next month.

Funds raised at the free event at St James Park, on Sunday July 2, will be donated to Team Evo – The Fight Against MND.

The campaign was established to support Pete Eveleigh, the Exeter City Community Trust inclusion coach who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in November last year, at the age of just 30. As well as supporting Pete and his family, funds raised will support research into a cure for the devastating disease.

And the event will be the first time that supporters will get a glimpse of the club’s new kit for the coming season.

Party in the Park, which is open to all, is a free day-long exciting mix of music, food, drink and fun activity at the stadium, from 11am until 6pm. There will also be appearances by Exeter City Men’s and Women’s players (you can even train with the Women’s team at 1pm!) and Grecian and Lexi Exeter City’s mascots.

Alongside the activities, there will be an online auction featuring some money can’t buy experiences. You can view the items and place a bid here: https://app.galabid.com/patpmnd. The auction will close at 4:30pm on the day of the event, although you do not need to be present on the day to take part.

Event organiser and chair of the club’s Supporter Experience Committee, Clive Harrison, said: “We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the club for our annual Party in the Park, it’s always a fun family day.

There promises to be a day full of song and dance featuring music from Stardust Disco, Nikita Louise, Jason Baxter, Platinum Blind and Stillyano with dance from the Starting Pointe Dance & Performing Arts and the East Devon Dance Academy.

Stadium tours will be taking place during the day. Alongside other activities, including street soccer and inflatable challenges, gaming, table football, refreshments, face painting, stalls, games and competitions. There will also be static displays from Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue. Bars will be open, food will be available from Kenniford Farm, and there will be tea, coffee and ice creams available. For more information, visit www.exetercityfc.co.uk

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