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Football Fun Day at Westfield...looking back

Promoting YCFC in the local community

In the early days of the Save City campaign, a few City fans arranged a York City Fun Day at Westfield School. The 700 children and the staff were entertained by Yorkie and a range of events. And the whole day raised over 500 for the Save City campaign. City fans Martin Scott and Ian Savage were the main contributors along with Yorkie, of course.

Click on the link below for an article about the Fun Day from the time.

Eighteen months on, Ian Savage comments:

The pupils in morning assembly at Westfield Primary School didn't quite know what had hit them. Yorkie the Lion sitting on the lap of Headteacher Mark Barnett, who stroked his fur and commented "Hmm, you remind me of my first wife!"

Every child and teacher in the room had paid for the privilege of wearing a football strip that day, and 500 went into the Save City fund. Quite a few of those kids who were in Manchester United and Leeds shirts, can now regularly be seen at Bootham Crescent cheering on the Minstermen. They found out that the York City FC experience was accessible to them, and that's just how it should be.

Since that time, the Trust and the new York City have developed more links between YCFC and local schools. This will continue to be a developing area for the Club going forward. Anyone interested in helping in this area is encouraged to get in touch with the Trust or the Club.

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