Les and Lesley Rance of Hampton & Richmond Borough have won February’s Volunteer of the Month for the Vanarama National League South.
Les and Lesley both retired last summer and have since devoted a large part of their time to the club.
Lesley (pictured right) helps with community liaison; visiting local organisations, such as schools, to strengthen ties within the community. This includes arranging for parties of youngsters to experience a match day at the club, where she can then be found on the turnstiles.
Husband, Les (pictured left) is equally recognisable as he will be at the main gate, welcoming players, officials and any visitors. In addition, he has the role of Deputy Safety Officer, where Les can be found on match days setting up the ground with barriers, signage and clearing any obstructions.
On non-match days, they spend more time at the club emptying rubbish, tidying up and tending the garden areas by the car park and Les keeps the fixture signs updated too. He is also the club’s historian.