For our game on Saturday entry will be by donation, all monies collected at the turnstile will be given to the Stroke Association. We have Nick's business partners from Burnett Barker here on the day who have already agreed to donate a lump sum and will also be sponsoring the match for an additional donation to the cause.
Silverwood Builders and Red Side Up will be covering the match official fees for the game and the HCSA will be sponsoring the hospitality food for the officials and players. This will mean that many of the costs associated with putting a match on will be covered and all the entry collection can go straight to the charity.
Inside the ground the Stroke Association will be operating a 'blood pressure checking clinic' and will be talking to people about the signs of stroke and the actions to take if you see anything of concern. Come inside the building and get yourself checked and pick up the literature they will bring. There is also a link to their publication 'What is Stroke' at the bottom.
There will also be smaller fundraising activities to raise additional funds for St Nicholas Hospice, a charity we already support, but is now closer to our hearts as we may know someone who will be using their facilities on his road to recovery.
Nick's family are aware that we have this fundraising day and if they can make the game they will. Charlie, Nick's son, is a regular visitor to the ground but he has his own football tournament this day. Nick's local Methodist church will also hold a collection at their service on Sunday for the Stroke Association.
So we are calling on you all to come along to the game on Saturday when we play Thetford Town, kick off is 3pm, and be prepared to give generously on entry, take the opportunity to learn about strokes and show our support for Nick's long term recovery process with the association best placed to help not only him but all those around him too.
If you can't make the match, but still want to donate you can do so via text. Follow the instructions below to donate £5:
Text 'Stroke 5' to 70300.
It only takes a couple of seconds to make a BIG difference. £5 could help could help our National Stroke Helpline team to give life-changing advice to a caller struggling to cope after the trauma of stroke. Texts cost £5 plus your standard network rate. The Stroke Association will receive 100% of your gift.