We have quite a few requests sent to OVF Towers that don’t justify a dedicated article of their own, so we include them here in a weekly digest feature.
This week’s bumper digest features – a chance to buy a unique piece of art, classic memorabilia from the Supporters Club and a chance to see Akpo in action…
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Own a unique piece of Port Vale artwork
We’ve been contacted by Theartbay to inform us of the “Fans United” painting by local artist Sid Kirkham. The paining was inspired after the artist saw a photo in The Sentinel newspaper showing a StokeCityfan among Vale fans at ValePark. All proceeds from the work will go to the #Save the Vale fund. If you want to make a bid for the picture, please contact Theartbay through email@example.com or call 01782 844222.
Here’s an image of the completed work:
Supporters Club remember the Rudge night
The Supporters Club have been very high profile recently (and well done them!) but they’ve been in existence for a long time. They’ve recently uploaded a video of the John Rudge tribute night (Rob was there along with other members of the then Valemail email list and it was an unforgettable night). Go to this page and bring back some happy memories:
All-star line-up for Sodje brothers charity match
Bury star Efe Sodje and his famous sporting brothers (including Vale’s very own Akpo) will join a raft of high-profile personalities to play in an all-star charity football match at Gigg Lanethis Sunday (April 29).
Kicking off at 2pm, the game between the Sodje Sport Foundation (SSF) and Forever Bury FC, a team made of the club’s loyal supporters, will be raising money for Bury Hospice and the Bury Fusiliers, and to support the SSF’s educational projects running throughoutEngland andNigeria
Tickets can be bought in advance from Bury FC for £5 for adults and £3 for under-16s, and family tickets (two adults and two under-16s) are available at just £10. Doors open at 11.30am, with several other activities and initiatives running on the day.
Football Supporters Federation Big Weekend
The FSF will team up with Supporters Direct this summer to bring all football fans together at one big event – The FSF and SD Fans’ Weekend. As part of the Fans’ Weekend both organisations’ AGMs will take place on Saturday 7th July (Grand Connaught Rooms, London) while there’s fun and games to be had on Saturday night and Sunday too…
If you’re interested head here –