December 30, 2017
Fundraising match to be held for burglary-hit Burnham United FC

A fundraising sports match featuring Burnham-On-Sea's best rugby and football players will be held on Sunday morning (December 31st) to raise funds for Burnham-On-Sea's football club, Burnham United AFC, following a major burglary.

As Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported, thieves broke into the Burnham football club building in Cassis Close, stealing valuable equipment and cash - and leaving a trail of damage.

Burnham United AFC will take on Burnham RFC in a 'football vs rugby' match at 11am at the Cassis Close sports ground on Sunday, with all proceeds going to help raise funds and morale for the club.

Burnham United AFC has thanked the local community for its "truly overwhelming support" after the burglary.

Matt 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."

The intruders gained access through the rear of the building, causing significant damage to the shutter on the back door.


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