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Published August 9, 2023

Foundation named Greyhound charity partner

Ipswich Town Foundation is delighted to announce that we have been named as The Greyhound’s exclusive charity partner for this season.

This follows on from the Ipswich pub’s support of last season’s Foundation Fixture, which included donated 50p from every pint sold on the day and money from burger sales, raising over £1,000.

The Greyhound have chosen the Foundation as their charity partner as it fits their ethos of helping and supporting the community, with a particular focus on mental health awareness – a topic that is covered across the Foundation’s provision.

“We’re delighted that The Greyhound has made the Foundation its charity partner,” Director of Foundation Dan Palfrey has said.

“We’ve seen an increase in local businesses actively becoming involved with the Foundation, which is amazing.

“We hope that through the partnership, this will raise more awareness of the Foundation and the work we’re undertaking in the community whilst also raising funds through various initiatives which will be reinvested into the community.”

“I have been a season ticket holder for 25 years and still remember my first game in 1983! I’ve travelled from Accrington Stanley to Moscow in support of my club…..and in turn, the supporters do a fantastic job in supporting The Greyhound,” added Dan Lightfoot, landlord at The Greyhound.

“To be regularly donating to a local charity which is also involved in ITFC is as perfect as it gets for me.  We can do loads for the Foundation, and I can’t wait for the first home game to start so we can begin raising money for them.

“The range of activities they support is incredible, from refugee football, dementia days, disability football days; there is so much the team can get involved in.”

“Supporting the Ipswich Town Foundation seems the natural fit for The Greyhound; the football days here are incredible,” added Ness Clarke, also a Director at The Greyhound.

“Dan (and his Twitter account, which he loves) has built a huge following of football fans for the home games, and it feels right to be giving something back.

“During my time in banking, staff would get paid days away from work to support local charities, which we want to replicate.  We’ll encourage the whole team at The Greyhound to get involved with the ITFC Foundation.

“Dan Palfrey and the team do an incredible job and have been hugely welcoming in getting us involved.”

Everyone at the Ipswich Town Foundation would like to thank The Greyhound for their generosity and looks forward to working with them going forwards.