By Matt Bishop
Bostik Premier side Dulwich Hamlet are celebrating this year’s Non-League Day by allowing fans to pay what they like for match tickets.
The Hamlet host Needham Market this weekend, with club officials expecting a bumper crowd at Champion Hill to support the Copleston Centre, the club’s chosen charity, and mental health charity Lambeth & Southwark MIND.
Speaking to the club’s website, Chair of the Dulwich Hamlet Football Club Committee Liam Hickey said: “Throwing open the gates, so to speak, is always a huge gamble, as we still have to cover the costs of staging the game and covering all matchday expenses first.
“But in the past our fans have always been understanding and generous enough to make sure we give good four figure donations to whoever we work with on the day.”
“It’s a great way to invite your friends and neighbours along to experience Champion Hill. Even if the football isn’t for them they still have the excuse of supporting good causes.
“But I know that once they’re here, no matter how sceptical they might be about non-league, they’ll love it and come back!”
Hamlet will also offer their support to Prostate Cancer UK by donating the proceeds of all ’50/50′ tickets sold to the charity.