We welcome our Community Partners, Gravesend Maritime Volunteer Services and Annie, one of the Unit’s two RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats – the other RIB is called Storm) used in its great work on the River Thames that runs so close to the home of the Fleet.
The Unit’s activities include services as part of the Kent Voluntary Sector Emergency Group and the Kent Flood Assistance & Water Safety Team and, very importantly, allowing disabled children and young people the chance to experience being on the River Thames in a safe and controlled way.
We are delighted to offer the Gravesend MVS the chance to raise funds at today’s game since, as a voluntary organisation, they do not have paid team members and do not charge for services they provide. Any money raised is put back into the running of the unit, so please give generously.
EUFC’s close association with Gravesend MVS includes the planning of a day with the Unit during a week day in next year’s Easter holidays (to be finalised in the two weeks commencing 10th and 17th April 2017) for any disabled children/grandchildren or other relatives (aged between 8 and 18) of Fleet fans. The club and Gravesend MVS want to give these young people a chance they might not otherwise get and to also give them the opportunity to spend the day (and a boat trip on the Thames) with one of their favourite Fleet players, with the assistance of Kenny Clark.
Kenny and I will be advertising the opportunity via the website early in the New Year, so keep an eye out and think of someone you know who would love to be offered such an opportunity.