Young footballers raise £1,000 with trek for vandal hit Doncaster club
A pair of young footballers put their best feet forward to raise more than £1,000 for their vandal hit club.
Logan Frost and Jimmy Wrenn pulled on their trainers and went on a ten mile walk that took in Armthorpe, Stainforth, Dunsville and Dunscroft to raise cash for their club Armthorpe Wolves. which has been left ‘in jeopardy’ following a number of vandal attacks.
The pair were inspired to get out and about after the club launched a £5,000 funding appeal after a string of thefts and vandalism, with parents and players rallying around to bring in cash.
Heartbroken staff and officials at the club have endured a number of attacks in recent weeks, with equipment stolen and smashed and a storage hut broken into and ransacked.
Now a crowdfunding appeal has been launched to ensure dozens of young footballers can continue to play for the club, which uses facilities at Shaw Wood Primary School and Armthorpe Academy in the village.
Chairman Tony Walton said: "Over the past three weeks, we have had four mindless acts of vandalism, ranging from theft of our entire supply of footballs to physical damage to our shed leaving our club in jeopardy.
"Our club is run by volunteers for the community with the lowest fees in our area and we therefore do not have the financial capability to replace everything at a moment’s notice.”
"It is heart breaking. First time was goals on the field, then equipment stolen, then hut broken into and ransacked and beyond repair now goals have been thrown over the fence and deliberately destroyed.
“We are volunteers. We do this for the children in our community to ensure they have somewhere safe and fun to play their football.”
The club wants to raise £5,000 to purchase a secure storage unit, more robust metal goals and additional security measures to ensure equipment can be used to its full potential and allowing dozens of children the chance to play regular football.
Nearly £4,000 has already poured in for the fundraising appeal.
If you would like to donate, you can visit the fundraising page HERE