Bury Town volunteers praised by opposition
Bury Town chairman Russell Ward has sung the praises of the backroom staff at Ram Meadow after their efforts were recognised by FA Trophy victors Dulwich Hamlet at the weekend.
Fans from Dulwich Hamlet’s sent Bury officials their thanks for the warm welcome they received when the two clubs met on Saturday.
The proud Blues chairman was asked to pass on the thanks and praise of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust after the group’s chairman Duncan Hart wrote to him on Sunday.
Ward said: “It is a great that the efforts of our volunteers have been recognised.
On our travels we come across a lot of clubs who pay their staff but ours are totally volunteers and the email capped a very enjoyable day for us, even though we lost.”
In his email to the Ryman North club’s chairman, Hart said: “I just want to say what a credit to your club all the volunteers and staff are at Bury Town FC.
“In all my travels around many grounds in the UK and overseas, I have rarely met such an unqualified welcome.
“From the stewards inside and outside the ground, the golden goal seller, programmer seller, bar staff and fans around the ground ... every single person had a smile and a friendly welcome. I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to all involved at the club.”
On Saturday, Bury Town’s hosts Thamesmead Town are slashing prices for a Patron’s Day.
Officials announced on Monday that adults would be admitted for just £5 to see this weekend’s clash with the Blues at Bayliss Avenue after the club’s patron - the Rt Hon Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead - came forward to sponsor the clash.
Supporters from both clubs are being urged to don their Christmas jumpers and help boost Thamesmead’s donation to ITV’s TEXT SANTA appeal which takes places on Friday before the weekend’s action kicks-off.
A bucket collection will be held during the afternoon in aid of the appeal and there will be a festive prize for the fan with the best jumper.