Leicester City provides assist to The Moodie Foundation goal

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Martin Moodie
Martin Moodie is the Founder & Chairman of The Moodie Report.

In my short time with The Moodie Report, I’ve already had the opportunity to travel across the globe, covering openings, conferences and launches, writes Rahul Odedra.

However, few trips have been as important as one just 100 miles up the M1 motorway here in England to Leicester.

On Saturday, my colleague Helen Pawson and I visited King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club, to collect a very important cheque for The Moodie Report Foundation.

As many readers will know, Leicester City is owned by King Power International, whose Senior Executive Vice President Susan Whelan also doubles as Chief Executive of the club. As announced in December, The Moodie Report Foundation is one of its officially supported charities for 2013.

The club’s charity arm – LCFC Foxes Foundation – raised £70,400.63 last season, through a raft of fundraising events, supported by fans and the wider community. Many of the club’s players and staff were involved in these events.

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[Leicester City Executive Director Supornthip Choungrangsee, The Moodie Report Senior Reporter Rahul Odedra, The Moodie Report Publisher’s Assistant Helen Pawson and Leicester City Ambassador Alan Birchenall]

At half time during Saturday’s home game against Birmingham City, all the charities supported by the club were presented with cheques on the pitch.

In the spirit of the community support, we were delighted to be able to pass our £10,483.44 cheque directly on to the Our Space Appeal at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

A new dedicated children and young people’s cancer unit recently opened there, providing vital services to patients from across Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

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[Supornthip Choungrangsee, Leicester Hospitals Charity Community and Events Fundraising Manager Debbie Adlerstein, Rahul Odedra, Helen Pawson and Alan Birchenall]

In the Director’s Box, I learned more about the work being done at the unit from Leicester Hospitals Charity Community and Events Fundraising Manager Debbie Adlerstein. Needless to say, it was a humbling experience and I’ll definitely be taking up her invite to visit it at some point to thank the medical professionals on the front line of the battle against cancer.

As for proceedings on the pitch either side of the presentations, the game was a real corker, with Leicester City coming back from 0-1 down to eventually win 3-2 with an inury-time penalty. Four games into the season, and Leicester City are level on points with the Championship leaders; a great start to the campaign as the club once again pushes for promotion to the Premier League.

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 [Rahul Odedra with Leicester City FC Chief Executive and King Power International Senior Executive Vice President Susan Whelan]

So thanks once again to King Power International, Leicester City Football Club and, most importantly, all the club’s fans, for their generosity.

And come on you Foxes!

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[Representatives of all the charities supported by the LCFC Foxes Foundation]

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