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Fifty50 Lotto to benefit Foundation's disability footballers

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Fifty50 Lotto to benefit Foundation's disability footballers

The proceeds from the first Fifty50 Lotto draw of the season will benefit the Aston Villa Foundation’s disability football teams.   

Half of every ticket sold at or before Saturday’s game against Bournemouth at Villa Park will help fund new kit and equipment, entry into competitions and providing new experiences for players within the Ability Counts programme.   

Ability Counts currently provides competitive football for over 80 people, who have a range of disabilities, from the age of six right through to adulthood.   

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The Foundation’s Programmes Manager Debbi Rawson says all funds raised via the draw will directly benefit the players.   

She said: “Aston Villa fans have always been receptive and supportive of the club’s disability footballers, whether that be playing on the pitch at half-time, being flagbearers for a game or even with their comments on social media.   

“We’ve got a thriving disability set-up that provides football for people who may otherwise not get to play.   

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“Most of our players are Villa fans and it would be great if the rest of the fanbase could help support them through the Fifty50 Lotto.”   

The remaining half of the proceeds will go to one lucky winner, with supporters able to purchase a ticket from sellers around Villa Park on Saturday.

Tickets are not available to buy online for Saturday's draw, but they will be on sale online in the near future. 

Greg  Styles
By @GregStyles91 15th August 2019