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As part of the Premier League's Wider Football and Communities campaign, Exeter City Community Trust have nominated Pete Eveleigh as the 2024 Community Captain.

Former Fraser & Wheeler client Pete was the Premier League Kicks Lead and Inclusion Officer with the Community Trust, developing the Chances programme that has worked with over 300 young people to offer alternative education and improve their physical and mental wellbeing. In November of 2022 Pete was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and is currently battling the life changing nature of the disease.

Whilst no longer working with the Charity, the Trust continue to support Pete and his family, Wife Jess and Son Oliver, through a difficult process. The Eveleigh Family have taken their own fight to the disease and our doing incredible work to highlight Motor Neurone Disease, setting up their own charity Mind over MND to raise both funds and awareness.

Pete has had a considerable impact on so many young people during his work with the Community Trust, creating a positive environment in both the Premier League Kicks and Chances programmes. The joy in helping to change young people's life outlook and self worth has been an achievement that Pete is rightly proud of.

Operations Manager Andy Gillard welcomed Pete and his family to the Cliff Hill on Thursday afternoon for a tour of the venue, from the wash room to the gym and even a preview of 'Chef Chenko' John House's lunchtime offering for the players. Exeter City Manager Gary Caldwell and Captain Pierce Sweeney were presented with Mind Over MND clothing, in turn presenting Pete with his Community Captain award as four year old son Oliver proudly looked on.


Fraser and Wheeler, renowned for their commitment to serving the community, have been privileged to support Pete and Jess' initiative of enhancing the awareness of living with MND as well as making financial contributions towards their campaign.Company Director of Fraser & Wheeler Chris Parkes commented "Pete and Jess are an incredible couple who have demonstrated admirable bravery and a positive approach to life changing news they received in November 2022. They have already raised a huge amount of awareness and funding for those living with Motor Neurone Disease and the responce they have received particularly from the local community has been significant. They are a true example and inspiration to us all!" 

In receiving the Exeter City Community Champion Award, Eveleigh stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the Exeter community. His selfless contributions serve as a reminder of the profound difference that one individual can make in the lives of many. As Fraser and Wheeler extend their heartfelt congratulations to Eveleigh, they reaffirm their commitment to standing alongside individuals who strive to create a brighter, more inclusive future for all.

As Eveleigh continues to leave an indelible mark on the community, his legacy serves as a testament to the transformative power of compassion and solidarity. In honoring his remarkable achievements, the Exeter City Community Champion Award not only celebrates Eveleigh's individual contributions but also acknowledges the collective spirit of resilience and generosity that defines the Exeter community as a whole.