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1 June 2015

Play a part in crowdfunding scheme

Pompey in the Community (PitC) are expanding their facilities – and they need your support.

The charitable arm of Portsmouth Football Club have received national recognition for their community work and have been a mainstay at Fratton Park for more than 20 years.

But now PitC are looking to expand to help continue servicing the local area in many new ways.

The charity are looking to develop their current headquarters in Anson Road, adding two state-of-the-art classrooms and a new cookery class, as well as a ‘breakout’ area that will utilise some groundbreaking technology.

All of this will cost £100,000 and PitC need as many people as possible to show their support in a crowdfunding initiative by donating what they can to make this dream a reality.

Clare Martin, CEO of PitC, has spoken of her desire to make the expansion happen. She said: “Pompey in the Community have gone from strength to strength, year on year, and now the charity finds itself in a situation where demand is outweighing the opportunity to supply.

“When we first moved into our current facilities in 2008 we felt the venue would meet the community’s need for many years to come.

“However, thanks to a dedicated team of a staff and a community that uses our facilities on a regular basis, we now have to change our game-plan.”

The campaign is being headed up by former Blues keeper David James, who added: “Pompey in the Community contribute so much for so many.

“Sometimes it goes unnoticed, but the organisation is there and they are a key component to not only the football club, but the city as well.

“Hopefully people will appreciate that and who their support for this great charity.”

The campaign runs up until July 31. Click here to find out what you can do to help.

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