Eccleshall FC have thanked Target Windows for donating time and effort, as well as a new door after thieves broke into the store room of the club, causing £5,000 worth of damage last month.
Officials of the club have been both heartened and grateful for the numerous offers and help they have received after the break-in took place. Thieves stole two mowers, petrol strimmer, hydraulic equipment for lowering the floodlight columns and stock from the club house.
Club Secretary Jim Tunney said;
“Target Windows of Stone got in touch and have donated a door to replace the one damaged at the time of the unwelcome raid on our clubhouse. We are grateful to Michael Tune and Ken Roberts of Target for their support at this time.”
Committee member Neil Washington and player, Mark Hall also donated the blockwork needed to fit the new door.
Target Windows Company Director, Guy Basnett said;
“We were delighted to help out a local football Club after the awful event of a burglary occurred last month. One of my employees, Ken, was a former Manager of the club back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, so was keen to help the club out. Luckily a number of other people have been on hand to donate funds or labour to ensure the club can get back on track.”
Due to overwhelming support from local companies and the local public, the club have set up a Crowdfunding/JustGiving page (https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/ECCLESHALLFC1971) in an attempt to raise the necessary funds towards repairs, the replacement of stolen equipment and installation of extra security measures.
Eccleshall FC is a volunteer run club in the local community which provides football to a good standard for two senior sides as well as teams at under-21 and under-18 levels.
“We are proud of our facility and a small band of people put in many hours of their own time and effort raising funds, on maintenance and on match day support. Clubs at grass roots level are expensive to run and all funds raised are ploughed back. We can ill afford the unnecessary expense and trouble this has caused.”