boost for Burnham-On-Sea football club after three break-ins
football club has raised almost £1,000 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 last month with more damage carried
out to the building when the fruit machine was also raided a second
days after the second incident the club was broken into a third
time, with money taken from the jukebox," says a club spokesman.
incidents have caused much distress, affecting all users of the
club and the small group of volunteers which spend countless hours
running the club."
Burnham club has created a Crowdfunder
page here to accept donations towards the costs of upgrading
its security measures.
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."
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