Successful fund raiser at Sandbach
Thu 14th September 2017 | Sandbach United | By Ian Templeman
A fund raising event at Sandbach United last Saturday raised over £300 for St Luke's Cheshire Hospice.
The money was raised at United’s home game with Chadderton through a bucket collection on the day, and pledges from the club’s coaching staff to donate money for every goal Sandbach scored on the day.
Sandbach United First Team General Manager Mike Senior explained: “Last week, Charlotte Baker, one of our match day stewards, announced that she, along with some nursing colleagues, would be raising money for the St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice charity, by completing “KAPOW” a 3km obstacle race on the 1st October.
“It didn’t take long before other stewards and member of the club’s coaching staff decided to organise a collection bucket on the gate for the Hospice, and some of the staff offered to pay up to £10 for every Sandbach goal scored if we won against Chadderton.
“It certainly created a buzz on match day, and when Ryan Brooke netted early on, you could almost hear the gulps and panic in the cheering, as we wondered if this could be costly on the pocket.
“Chadderton then began to enjoy a good spell, scoring twice with goals from Luke Heron and Dale Minor to take the lead into half time.
“But the bucket collection was doing well and it just needed a second half performance to match for Sandbach who didn’t disappoint as a 30 minute period of great football altered the flow of the game, and Ryan Brooke, Josh Lane and James Kirby all scored to ensure three points and guaranteed a healthy donation.
“The team raised £300 for St Luke’s in total, and we would like to thank both Sandbach United and Chadderton supporters for their bucket contribution on the day, which alone raised £176.70”.