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Enfield Town fans well on the way to hitting floodlight fund target

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Fans are digging deep to help Enfield Town raise £10,000 to come through the coronavirus crisis and fund new floodlights and groundwork.

A total of £2,600 had been raised for the Isthmian League’s Towners by Wednesday night following the launch of their ‘Shine A Light For Enfield Town FC’ £10k Crowdfunder appeal.

Founded in 2001 as the first supporter-owned club in the country who led the way as pioneers for the likes of AFC Wimbledon and FC United of Manchester, the Towners are hoping to hit their target to upgrade the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium by the middle of July.

A statement from Isthmian League Premier Division club said: “The club has been encouraged by the securing of the impact of COVID-19 relief grant funding, supplemented by vital ongoing donations, in order to help balance the books and keep the club ticking over during its mothballing for the foreseeable future.

“But there remains a lot of work to be done before football starts again. With the club’s current inactivity with no income from matchdays posing a financial challenge, we are seeking to improve our floodlights and undertake other ground improvements. Please help us reach our target if you can!

“We appreciate what a difficult time this is for everyone, and of course thank all regular contributors and donors, but please nevertheless donate whatever you can and help us reach our target.”

To read the full statement or donate click here.

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