Raising Funds for Redruth
After a tumultuous time at their football club, Redruth United FC’s youth section were guests of honour at the Pilgrims’ Sky Bet League One tie against Fleetwood Town last week.
Having experienced the devastating impact of vandalism at their club back in July, volunteers at Redruth are hard at work trying to repair their clubhouse and fund new equipment – and Argyle manager Ryan Lowe met the youngsters before the game to hand over two signed shirts for their fundraising efforts.
Redruth Chairman Andy Bishop said: “It’s been a brilliant experience for the kids meeting Ryan Lowe ahead of the game, he was great with them and, and the shirts will be really helpful in our fundraising efforts. The kids were really happy and we’re grateful to the club.
Redruth FC Chairman Andy Bishop said: “Vandals got into the site and just went mad, smashing the building up and destroying things like water pipes and the kids’ equipment – that’s the majority if what was in there.”
The community response to the vandalism has been inspiring, with nearly £12,000 of crowdfunding raised to help with the repairs, and many local companies offering their services for free to help the club get back on its feet.
“We’re doing a clean-up now, so we’ve been in there taking off the graffiti, and getting things back towards normality and back to how it was.”
“We’ve had lots of volunteers, people from all trades, it’s been brilliant. People from all We’re just waiting for all the ceilings to come down before we start doing some internal works. The JustGiving page has done so much better than we expected, and we’re so grateful for everyone’s help.”
If you would like to contribute to the club’s fundraising efforts, click here to visit their JustGiving page.