football club sees donations flow in after break-ins
football club has raised over £1,600 in donations to boost
security at its clubhouse after being broken into three times in
the last five weeks.
United AFC's facilities in Cassis Close were initially hit by criminals
before Christmas, with money taken from the fruit machine and several
the initial break-in, the club organised fundraising activities
- including an exhibition match against a local rugby team which
raised more than £650.
club was then targeted again last month when more damage was carried
out to the building and the fruit machine was raided for a second
time. Days later, the club was broken into for a third time, with
money taken from the jukebox.
incidents have caused much distress, affecting all users of the
club and the small group of volunteers which spend countless hours
running the club," says a club spokesman.
Burnham club has a Crowdfunder
page here to accept donations towards the costs of upgrading
its security measures. With two weeks to go, over £1,600 has
been raised of a target of £2,000.
are seeking to increase the security at our premises by installing
security gates around our current door shutters, CCTV and security
fencing around the building," says a club spokesman.
to the support of the local community, local organisations, businesses
and club members, we were quickly able to get back on our feet and
have invested in improving our alarm system which have stretched
our resources significantly."
club says it has already raised around 50% of its target as a result
of the fundraising campaign and hopes for more success in the coming