Fundraising fans from Enfield Town won’t be stopping after hitting their £10,000 target to pay for new floodlights and groundworks over the weekend with two weeks to spare.
The Isthmian League’s Towners – the country’s first supporter-owned club formed in 2001 – only launched their ‘Shine A Light For Enfield Town FC’ Crowdfunder appeal in the middle of last month.
Originally due to run until July 21, the successful appeal is set to stay open after receiving donations from as far afield as the USA, Australia, Germany, Belgium and Israel to pay for further improvements at their Queen Elizabeth II Stadium.
The Isthmian League Premier Division club’s chairman Paul Reed told supporters they’d been “completely blown away” by their efforts to help the club bounce from the financial damage inflicted by the coronavirus and last season being wrecked.
LET’S KEEP GOING FOR THE GOOD OF OUR ICONIC STADIUM
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— Enfield Town FC (@ETFCOfficial) July 7, 2020
“My board colleagues and I have been completely blown away by the achievement of this vital floodlight and other ground works income target,” declared Reed.
“What an amazing set of supporters Enfield Town have been lucky enough to have had over the years – and this latest example of togetherness has again demonstrated that our club is heading in the right direction, with incredibly generous donations from overseas as well as in the UK.
“Thank you all so much. Once the appeal deadline of 21st July has passed we’ll be in touch again to outline how the income raised will be spent specifically, along with a more general club update around that time.”
For more information and to donate visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/shine-a-light-for-enfield-town-fc.
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