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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 links above to see what the foundation does and how you can become a part of it.
Several years ago Fraser Syme wrote a letter to Exeter City asking if his son could paint a portrait of an Exeter City player and the club suggested that he paint one of Adam. They sent him a matchday programme with a great action shot of Adam in it and the portrait (pictured below) was painted (it was a spoof portrait I must add as Fraser was compiling a humourous book) and the club asked Adam to sign it, which he very kindly did. The club then returned the painting to Fraser with his autograph on it and the chain of letters involved and the signed portrait are featured in the book. The book is now available direct from the ‘Eat the Breed online store’ (www.eatthebreed.bigcartel.com). You will be able to select from a drop-down menu and choose the foundation to receive £1 from the sale of the book. The book is called – ‘My Book of Absurd Letters to British Football Clubs by Struan J. Marjoribanks’ – it is a very humourous book of prank letters to football clubs and is well worth a read. You can also check out a Daily Record article about the book by clicking on the following link: Daily Record Article →
Are you aged between 12-16 and want to complete your first FA Coaching Certificate? The Foundation are working with Exeter City Football Club (FITC) to deliver the Junior Football Leaders Award. This is FREE of charge for youngsters who want to get involved in helping coaching in the community or at school. All the details are on the 2 page flyer below.
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
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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.