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Published April 13, 2023

Foundation Staff Present March Awards

A number of Ipswich Town Foundation staff members presented Christian Walton and George Hirst with March’s Player and Goal of the Month awards respectively on Wednesday morning as part of the lead up to Saturday’s Foundation Fixture at Portman Road.

After four clean sheets from four and a penalty save at Bolton, Christian picked up the Player of the Month award, whilst George’s sublime volley against the Trotters was named March’s Goal of the Month.

Jason Curtis, Head of Foundation, was joined by Tom Grover, Ashley Lilley, Kirsty Guest, Marcus Smith, Max Wilkes-Barker, Ash Wootton, Chris Scopes, and Lee Grimwood to present the awards at Playford Road.

The staff were given the opportunity to watch Kieran McKenna’s side train ahead of the clash with Charlton on Saturday. They then had the opportunity to speak with both Kieran McKenna and Foundation Trustee Conor Chaplin before handing over the awards to Christian and George.

In previous months, the Club has used its monthly awards to provide a unique experience to a fan or fans who have been going through a difficult period, or a participant who has excelled within the Foundation’s varied provision. However, with Foundation Fixture just days away, the Club was able to reward selected Foundation staff for their hard work in the community.

Foundation Fixture aims to raise awareness of the work Ipswich Town Foundation carries out in the community, whilst also providing a fundraising opportunity to allow the Foundation to continue to grow and make increased positive impact in the community.

On the day, fans will be able to donate to the Foundation inside and around the ground through bucket collections, which will include contactless devices for those looking to donate by card.

“A dedicated matchday for the Foundation allows us to highlight the vital work they undertake each and every day in our local community,” Town CEO Mark Ashton told the Foundation website.

“The Foundation is at the heart of everything we do at the Football Club, and the Charlton game will allow a packed out Portman Road to learn more about their impact in the area.

“I’d encourage all supporters to give what they can to help our Foundation continue to change the lives of people in Ipswich, Suffolk and the wider region.”