Gloucester City are thrilled to announce the donation of £2,000 to the club’s chosen charity the Pied Piper Appeal as part of the FA Community Shield Fund.\r\n\r\nThe donation will be given to the Trustee of the Pied Piper Appeal Nick Broady at Easter Monday’s fixture against Leamington by Tigers chairman Stuart Pike.\r\n\r\nThe fund is shared out to non-league clubs who reached the First Round of the FA Cup, from the income received in staging the FA Community Shield as the curtain raiser at the start of the football season.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers, as part of the agreement with club sponsor Prospect Training Services, have had the Pied Piper Appeal logo emblazoned on their shorts for the entire 2013/2014 season, as well as a full page advert in each match day programme for the charity; something that the club is extremely proud to be involved with.\r\n\r\nFounded in 1992, the Pied Piper Appeal have raised in excess of £3 million for sick and disabled children in the Gloucestershire region.\r\n\r\nCity chairman Pike believes it is a reminder that the club’s success on the field can benefit the local community in many ways.\r\n\r\n“It is a great gesture from the Football Association to make such payments accessible to clubs at our level, so we can then pass that on into the community which we are part of.\r\n\r\n“It is a timely reminder to our community as well that we are still here and are supporting the community in this fashion.\r\n\r\n“Hopefully our team and management can do it again next season in the FA Cup and then another organisation in the community will benefit from the effort of the Tigers on the field of play.”\r\n\r\nFor more information on the Pied Piper Appeal, please visit here: http://www.piedpiperappeal.co.uk/

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