ITFC ‘s mascot Crazee is lending his support to the ITFC Charitable Trust by attempting to sit on every seat at Portman Road all 30,300 of them! To date he’s already made an impressive start. However this challenge is quite tough even for a horse of his stamina.
He started his ‘Bum on Seats’ Challenge before the Reading game in November and so far he’s managed to sit on all the seats in the lower and middle tiers of the Britannia Stand, over 4000 seats in total. The Directors Box proved especially challenging for him. He told us, via his stable lad …
“I found the 169 Director’s Box seats hard going especially with the armrests each side. Although the seats were really comfortable, I managed to rip my shorts a number of times.
Crazee intends to sit on every seat in the stadium before each of the home games by the end of the season. He’s doing this ‘Crazee’ challenge to raise funds for the ITFC Charitable Trust specifically their Disability programme. This programme works to offer children, young people and adults with physical disabilities, learning difficulties or mental health issues, the same football opportunities as mainstream football players and we run a variety of sports-based programmes to fulfill this ambition.
It provides opportunities for players at grass root level through to national squad level offering something for everyone.
Crazee needs your help to achieve his goal, by making a donation to the Trust however large or small.
Log onto the ITFC Charitable Trust’s website and click on the Bum on Seats Challenge link which takes you to Crazee’s JustGiving page where you can donate on line. You can also text your support by texting craz33 followed by the amount you want to give e.g. £3 to 70070 you will receive a text confirming your donation.
For more information about the Ipswich Town Charitable Trust and the many ways it works with the communities in and around Suffolk take a look at their website www.itfccharitabletrust.org.uk