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Last updated : 14 January 2012 By Shaded

A collaboration between Dundee FC Supporters’ Society, Dundee FC, Dark Blue Business Trust and Dundee City Council has seen one fan's ideas come to fruition after he read the Society's Community Manifesto. The old adage 'Anything you can do' is a great way to describe how this came about but the truth is that Dark Blue Jim Christie has shown that any Dundee fan can work alongside the club to make a difference after highlighting this initiative and getting Dundee FC to agree to pledge 30 season tickets. Dundee fan and volunteer Jim will see his idea become a reality on Saturday when the Family Guys initiative, led by Duncan Crighton, will be presented with their season tickets at half time at Dens Park. An initiative already working well at Tannadice, the friendly city rivalry meant that we wanted to offer the same to families across Dundee who favour Dark Blue. Jim said, "I was thinking about possible projects and found out about Family Guys' work with Dundee United. It helps people who're doing great work out in the community to do their job better and to reach people more effectively. It's a fantastic idea and it's exactly what we should be doing too. Family Guys will strengthen links between club and community." Family Guys co-ordinator Duncan Crighton, an avid Dundee United fan, will cross the great divide to spend time with the families he helps at the partnership and said, "Family Guys is a small part of the Dundee Community Family Support Project (CFSP). Many dads/male carers struggle through these times and find themselves isolated and struggling to make ends meet and this has an impact upon them and their children. Through this opportunity to work with Dundee Football Club we can give these families a positive social experience that can lead to new friendships, support and the chance to get out with the bairns and have fun." Society Chairman Scott Glenday is delighted with Jim's work saying, "This has been made possible because the fans, Business Trust, Supporters’ Society and the Football Club are working together for the greater good of Dundee FC and the community itself. Full marks and thanks also to Duncan and Audrie of Dundee City Council, Dundee supporter Jim Christie and the Society's Jacqui Robertson for putting the proposal to the Club. "The Board were quick to back their plan and we're grateful to them for coming forward with the idea. We hope this helps some of the people who wouldn't otherwise be able to get along to games do so, it’s a partnership, a good cause and another great example of working towards one of our goals of bringing the Club and the community closer together." For more information on Family Guys please contact Duncan Crighton.