Dolly Blues link up with charity in new family friendly area

Fans at Lancaster City's Giant Axe.
Fans at Lancaster City's Giant Axe.

A new family and disabled friendly area of the main stand at Lancaster City FC’s Giant Axe will be unveiled at the final home game of the season against Curzon Ashton.

Working closely with local disabled children’s charity Unique Kidz and Co, the club and charity have created a place for families and disabled children to watch their local team.

The area, which has extra space for prams and wheel chairs and ramp access, will be called the ‘Unique Kidz and Co Family Friendly Section’ and open on Saturday, April 26.

The Dolly Blues’ Commercial Manager Jim Johnstone said: “By naming this part of the stadium we can invite all the children, their families, and of course the staff of Unique Kidz and Co, to our club on a regular basis, to get involved here and at the same time raise awareness of this outstanding organisation.”

Caroline Costello, Development Manager at Unique Kidz and Co said: “The Family Friendly section looks great and will be much more comfortable and accessible for families with children, in particular those with disabilities – so that everyone can enjoy the game.”

Elsewhere at the club, Lancaster City’s Reserves have one game remaining in their Lancashire League campaign on Thursday night at home to Ashton Athletic, kick off 7.45pm.

The Blues’ second string then play their Lancashire Cup semi-final against FC United of Manchester at Giant Axe on Thursday, May 1.

Admission for both games is £2 for adults and £1 for concessions and season ticket holders.