football club raises £2,000 target after break-ins
football club has reached its target of raising £2,000 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 in January 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 launched a Crowdfunder
page here to accept donations towards the costs of upgrading
its security measures. And on Wednesday evening (February 28th),
the club said it had reached its £2,000 target.
whole club are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated,"
says a club spokesman. "As we reached our original taget, we
have what Crowdfunder calls a 'stretch target' of £3,000!"
never thought that we would be ever even looking to reach this when
we started. So if you haven't donated yet you can up to 7pm on March
added: "We 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."