Fun day starts fund-raising efforts

Beck Row FC Football Fun Day'Dean Ayers, Lenin Lainez, Spike Murkin
Beck Row FC Football Fun Day'Dean Ayers, Lenin Lainez, Spike Murkin
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A FOOTBALL club desperately in need of cash raised more than £800 on its first charity fun day.

Shane Howe, vice-chairman of Beck Row Football Club, said the club was crying out for new changing rooms, a fence around the pitch as well as electricity and water.

With an estimated bill for the works of at least £30,000, the club took its first steps to raising the money needed with a charity fun day on Saturday.

A 16-team football tournament was the main event on the day, but a host of stalls and children’s attractions brought in more than 300 visitors.

Shane said: “For our first go I was happy with how everything went – the football was a big hit and we managed to bring in a decent amount of money.

“We’ll do it again next year and hopefully more people will come and get involved. We just want to make it bigger and bigger.”

Around £850 was raised on the day and, despite the club’s financial woes, half the money was donated to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Shane said the club would continue their fund-raising efforts throughout the year and that they would also be seeking help from the parish council and businesses.