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Players from Exeter City Football Club’s men’s and women’s teams will be dropping into a unique shopping experience in Exeter next week

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI), which is celebrating its 30 anniversary this year, is holding a special event in its Jelly children’s charity shop in Fore Street on Wednesday August 30 where it will be selling Exeter City replica kits from last season to raise money for its work in the city.

And players from both teams will be at the shop to meet customers between 11am and 1pm.

ECI is a partner charity of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, which this year is celebrating an incredible milestone of 20 years of supporter ownership.

Nick Hawker, chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, said: “ECI do amazing work in our city every day and we’re really pleased to be able to support that work through this event. There is already great synergy between our organisations, and with us both celebrating significant anniversaries this year, it felt like a great opportunity to do a collaborative event.”

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI) helps people to improve wellbeing and build skills, supports families facing challenges and hardships, and helps communities to thrive. Its Jelly charity shop sells used children’s clothes, shoes, toys, and accessories. It also trains people who are out of work to get back into the workplace.

Carole Pilley, ECI interim chief executive, said: “We are really grateful to Exeter City Supporters’ Trust for donating last season’s kit to our Jelly children’s charity shop. I know our customers will be queuing up to meet the players and purchase last season’s kit at a discounted price. ECI has been the Trust’s charity partner since 2020 and this event is another example of our great working relationship!”