Thanks to Marshall Motors and Others Following Arson Attack

IMG_0016After the disruption of the arson attack in August at Hoskins Park, the home ground of Chaddlewood Miners Football Club, the local footballing community stepped up in force with offers of loan equipment. Both the container and all their equipment was destroyed in the fire so the club were very grateful for the support. News of the attack spread quickly and within a few days, a local garage in Plympton helped the club to replace the majority of the equipment that was lost. Marshall Motors SW Ltd on Valley Road, jumped at the opportunity to help the local community. Darren Brockman of Marshall Motors said “when we heard about the fire at Hoskins Field and that the children from the football teams wouldn’t be able to play football without the equipment that was lost, we immediately got in contact to see what we could do to help. Within days of speaking to the club we had ordered the equipment to make sure they could start the season on time.” Club Secretary, Teresa Hill, said “We are extremely grateful to Marshall Motors who paid in full for the replacement of all our nets, respect barriers and 4 sets of mini soccer Samba Goals. Our thanks also go to Performance Sports who provided us with all new corner flags, we had a £100 donation from Mr Eaton from our Under 12 Team and a £500 donation from Plympton Rotary Club. We also had a £1000 donation from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.” The club still have one big item to replace, which is the storage container. Discussions are underway as to how to go about this, and any further donations will go towards this replacement building. The club will be holding various fund raising events throughout the coming months. They have already done a Club Bag Pack which was offered by Sainsburys which raised a staggering £1700. Club Chairman Matt Matthew said, “I would like to add my thanks to everyone who has helped in every way so far. The replacement of the container is a big expense and we hope our local community will continue to support us in our fundraising events over the next few months. There have been, and still are, many people working hard behind the scenes since the arson attack and we are very grateful to all of them for their efforts. The next few months will be busy ones for our Fundraising Co-ordinator and we hope that, as well as the local community, all the parents within the club will do what they can to support these fundraising events.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *