We're delighted to take a short break from fundraising posts to bring you news of the latest Volunteer Time activity! Can painting and football be combined in some way? No? Then Graham Mills has some news to make you think again...
On 27th June, Graham and eight of his Grocery Channel colleagues assembled at Eynesbury Rovers FC (in St Neots, Cambridgeshire) to help spruce up the club. They painted the barriers, goal posts and the spectator stand ready for the new season.
After the work was completed, Graham - who is the club's vice chairman - said:
“The club is delighted with the work that’s been completed. The barriers around the pitch are now clearly visible to its players and spectators. We are due an inspection by the Football Association and this has greatly enhanced the look of the ground. It has also been a great team building exercise as we don’t get to work with each other on a day-to-day basis as we are mostly out in the field.”
“Eynesbury Rovers is an amateur football club and it has eight teams, whose ages range from under 15 upwards. The club is run by eight volunteers who formed the committee. This job alone would have taken us months to complete.”
Brian Abraham, the club's Chairman added:
“We are truly grateful for the painting that has been done and we would like to thank Smiths News for their support. As we are a small committee, it would have taken months to complete, thank you!”
And that's not all! Eynesbury Rovers will be raising funds for MAGPAS, the emergency medical charity when the season starts next month by putting out donation buckets at the start of each game. We're delighted to kick-start their fundraising with a £20 donation for featuring this blog post!