United FC receive 'truly overwhelming support' after burglary
football club, Burnham United AFC, has thanked the local community
for its "truly overwhelming support" after a burglary
on Tuesday morning.
we first reported, thieves
broke into the Burnham football club's building in Cassis Close,
stealing valuable items and cash - and leaving a trail of damage.
spokesman said last night: "As a club we would like to thank
everyone for their messages of support and offers of help over the
last 24 hours. It has been truly overwhelming."
Counsell, Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The support we've
received locally and from right across the south west has just been
amazing since the break-in, with messages from as far afield as
Newquay and Lyme Regis. We will get everything sorted and will come
back stronger than ever."
have appealed for anyone with information to contact them after
the raid at around 5.30am on Tuesday (December 19th).
intruders gained access through the rear of the building, causing
significant damage to the shutter on the back door.
stole a Philips 54-inch TV, a Sharp 56-inch TV, smashed both the
jukebox and fruit machine, taking money from inside, emptied the
float from the till as well as the penny jar."
is gutting that anyone could do this to the club and it is a kick
in the teeth to all the volunteers who give up their time to run
with information regarding the incident should contact Burnham-On-Sea
Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 5217288797.
screen television attached to the wall of the clubhouse was among
the items stolen - with only the bracket remaining