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Welcome to the Adam Stansfield Foundation Website.
The unprecedented support following Adam’ s death in August 2010, led to the creation of the Adam Stansfield Foundation. This site has been designed to recognise the aspects of Adam’ s life, his football career and also raise awareness on bowel cancer related issues.
The foundation’ s aim is to help give young people the unique opportunity to develop life skills, through the power of football and to assist them in their goals of living the dream. The foundation through this website also hopes to highlight and raise awareness of illnesses caused by bowel cancer. Please click the menu above to see what the foundation does and how you can become a part of it.
Below is a link to a story from the excellent Yeovil Press Website regarding a fantastic donation to The Foundation from local author Brendan Owen. Huge thanks to Brendan for thinking of The Foundation for this donation and thanks to everyone up at Yeovil for the continued support we receive in memory of Adam. It is very much appreciated. xx
Just wanted to take an oppurtunity to advertise Jeff Stelling’s excellent book; Jeffanory. I am sure many of you know of Jeff’s “Lisa will be happy” line on Soccer Saturday every time Adam scored. Jeff donates a whole chapter of his book to Soccer Saturday’s unsung heroes and Adam is first in his list. Jeff has very kindly given us permission to quote directly from his book so here are a few excerpts for you.
“Anyone who’s been a friend of Soccer Saturday over the years would have been a friend of Adam Stansfield. The one-time Exeter City, Yeovil Town and Hereford United striker became linked to one of the longest-running gags on the show after i’d noticed his surname was identical to the 1980’s pop sensation Lisa Stansfield.”
“Because of my mucking around, Adam became a cult favourite with viewers and panelists alike. Luckily I got to use the joke quite a lot because scoring goals was something he did with regularity.”
Jeff goes on in great depth about Adam and how reading the news about Adam’s death on Soccer Saturday was one of the toughest things he has ever had to do. He tells how he attended a Foundation fundraising evening and he finishes his piece with a line from that night; “As I mentioned in a speach at the end, ‘Lisa would have been proud'”
The book is an excellent read and is very funny. We were all very touched that Jeff thought so highly of Adam and that he found a place for him in the book. It is well worth a read and is available online and in all good bookstores. It would make an excellent Christmas present for a loved one. xx
Here is the video of when Jeff paid tribute to Adam on Soccer Saturday shortly after Adam’s death:
Pictured are Shaun & Amy Parkin (father and daughter) before and after they completed the 2.5 mile Plymouth Breakwater Swim, raising £1322.50 in the process. They completed the swim in an amazing time of 68 minutes and 48 seconds. This was a fantastic effort and is very much appreciated by all of us. Love you guys xx
Good luck to all the Santas Dashing for good causes today. If you are raising money for the Foundation, like Moors Youth FC – Thank you it’s really very much appreciated. xx
The Exmouth Branch of Santander has made a massive donation to the Foundation from their Community Fund. Pictured are Manager – Luke Hill and Lee Tanton – Banking Advisor handing over a cheque for £5000. Lee is also organising a 5-a-side football tournament in December to raise more funds for the Foundation. This is an amazing amount and we cannot thank Luke, Lee and the Santander staff enough….but we can highly recommend the 123 Account available in all branches! Thanks again Guys!
We need your vote, we are on the shortlist for the Lloyds Community Fund 2013 in Devon. Can you please go to the link below and vote for us. If you could please pass this on to your friends and family it would be very much appreciated. Thank you as always for your support x Click Here To Vote →
A huge well done to David Bond who completed the Taunton 10k and raised more valuable funds for The Foundation. Thank you for all your efforts David, it is really appreciated by all of us. xx
It is with great pleasure that The Foundaion were able to help out Ewyas Harold FYC In Hereford. Here is a picture of Paul Stansfield, Adams younger brother, handing over some training equipment and kits to them! Best of luck to all at Ewyas Harold FYC and keep up the great work.
4,324 fans were inside St James Park for the annual Varsity match tonight. Proceeds from the game will go towards The Adam Stansfield Foundation and Cardiomyopathy Association. This was a brilliant turnout for a great fundraising event between Exeter City Football Club and the University of Exeter. Huge thanks to all involved from all of us at The Foundation. Your support and efforts are truly appreciated. xx
Andrea (Adam’s sister) called this her biggest challenge yet and she was thankful for a wonderful team full of like minded mad people! The AS9 team completed Tough Mudder 2013, which is a 10-12 mile obstacle course, advertised as ‘possibly the toughest event on earth’. You can check out their website to see what the guys put themselves through at ToughMudder Website →
Andrea posted the following on Facebook after the event:
“We did it! Bang on 3hrs! 12miles of sticky mud, hills and obstacles! Hardest thing I have ever done but absolutely amazing! Could not have asked for a better team! Proud does not come close to how I am feeling! Absolutely awesome! No injuries either!”
TeamAS9 tough mudderers are : Andrea parkin, Shaun Parkin, Debbie Bidmead, Wayne Elliott , Martyn Tapp, Joe Milne, Aaron Weeks & Robert Gillard
If you would like to support the guys by sponsoring you still can by clicking on the following link: Online Giving Page →
Huge thanks from all of us at The Foundation to the guys for putting themselves through this. It really is so appreciated. xx
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You can support our charity or our fantastic fundraisers by texting STAN09 £5 to 70070 . Quick, easy and a great way to show your support. x