FANS of Westbury United FC have raised thousands of pounds towards the running costs of the club, during the pandemic.
The club appealed to the public through a crowdfunding page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/westburyunited during the year’s first lockdown.
At the last published update the total was £2,863.
The club’s statement on the page says, “We at Westbury United Football Club are celebrating our 100th year of existence, we were established in 1920.
“The club has two men’s teams who participate in the Toolstation Western League Premier and Trowbridge and District League respectively.
“Over the years the club has been a longstanding contributor to the community and prides itself in its affiliation with the Westbury Youth setup, who play a massive part in the participation of boys and girls across Westbury ranging from the Under 6s to under 16s.
“The club has made great strides within the past five years, with the men’s First Team’s highest league finish to date in 2019. Future plans are in place to continue to grow the club on and off the pitch and contribute to the community and setup of the youth.”
In asking for financial support, the club goes on to say,”This isn’t something we wanted to do, but we feel as if it’s our best chance to continue to compete in the Western League Premier Division. The harsh reality is that we have had no income since our fixtures were cancelled at the end of March … we need to ensure that the club isn’t deeply in debt by the time we can start to play again.
“We’ve got our usual utility bills to pay, plus we’d really like to continue the fantastic investment we’ve been making in our pitch. Last season, the committee and volunteers were delighted with the compliments that we received due to the standard of our pitch and it would be a tragedy to let all this hard work go to waste. Your contribution, no matter how small, will make a massive difference. Thank you to everyone who helps.”
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/westburyunited