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Disabled Supporters Association also commit to completing braille signage project

15 July 2021

Wrexham AFC would like to extend their thanks to the Wrexham Disabled Supporters Association (DSA), who have agreed to fund the purchase of a defibrillator for the Football Club.

In addition, the DSA have committed to meeting the cost of completing the installation of braille signage around the Racecourse Ground, and to work together with the Club moving forward.

CEO Fleur Robinson, Executive Director Humphrey Ker and Disability Liaison Officer Kerry Evans met virtually with the DSA on Tuesday night (July 13) to discuss the ongoing refurbishment of the Racecourse Ground.

As previously confirmed, a new disabled viewing platform is to be installed as part of the renovation of the WREXRENT Stand, while work is also being completed on a number of other projects around the ground.

Following a productive meeting, in which the future relationship between the Club and the DSA was discussed, the latter pledged to purchase a defibrillator.

After learning of work to install braille signage in the Mold Road Stand, the DSA have also committed to completing the project to install such signage in the Racecourse Ground’s other stands.

Steve Gilbert, on behalf of the DSA, said, “We were very much encouraged by our meeting with Kerry, Fleur and Humphrey and thank them for their time.

“It was really exciting to hear about the Club’s plans going forward and not just for platform two.

“We look forward to working with Kerry and all at the Club to further improve accessibility and inclusion, as well as continuing with the great services already in place.

“We are delighted to be in a position to immediately provide funding for both further accessible signage and a valuable community asset in the defibrillator.”

Wrexham AFC DLO Kerry Evans added: “Following on from a very positive meeting held between the Club and DSA, I very much welcome the collaboration with the DSA and look forward to working with them in the future.”

CEO Fleur Robinson said: “It was very encouraging to be able to meet with the DSA and discuss our relationship moving forward.

“I’d like to thank them for their pledges of support regarding the defibrillator and the project to install braille signage around the ground and, to reiterate what Kerry has said, I look forward to the Club and the DSA working together in the future too.”

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