Everyone at Wrexham AFC would like to congratulate Kerry Evans who has won the Vanarama National League Volunteer of the Year at the National League's AGM earlier.
Kerry is the club’s Disabled Liaison Officer and has taken to the role like a duck to water. A wheelchair user herself, Kerry personally meets and welcomes disabled fans at home games.
One of first changes she made after taking the role was to reinstate a service for disabled fans on matchdays for those who wish to purchase food/drinks and have them brought out to pitch side.
She has also helped improve the club website with more specific matchday information and the process for free carer tickets, as well as helping to make the stadium an autistic friendly one in conjunction with the NAS (National Autistic Society).
Kerry’s other initiatives include changing room tours at the club’s open day, ponchos to keep fans dry and arranging travel to away games.
She’s already helping to plan a second wheelchair viewing platform and continues to make the club as disabled friendly as she possibly can.
Club Media Manager, Carl Hogan said of the award: "We are so proud of Kerry winning the award of Volunteer of the Year. Although, I know she doesn't carry out her role for the recognition, it is lovely that the National League have quite rightly recognised the many achievements she has made in such a short space of time.
"Kerry is Wrexham AFC's figurehead for inclusion and has touched many peoples lives already, from providing blankets and ponchos, away travel for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to watch their team away from the Racecourse, helping to make the stadium autism friendly and dealing with the many stresses attached to ensuring that the club is the best around at making everyone welcome.
"Having been to every away ground in the league myself, there are a lot of people you meet that do so much good work on a voluntary basis, so she should be very proud of herself. Everything she does will eventually make Wrexham AFC an even better place and she is quite rightly well supported by the fans and community.
"Well done Kerry - carry on making a difference and keep up the hard work!"