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Garston Ladies FC footballers pitch in to assist shoppers at north Watford Sainsbury's
11:01am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
Shoppers at Sainsbury’s were assisted by more than 100 young footballers on Saturday afternoon as girls from Garston Ladies FC turned out in force to help raise funds for the club’s KitKash campaign.
Thanks to the generosity of customers at the store off the Dome roundabout, the girls raised more than £1,000 in just five hours.
Club chairman, Ray Smith, was delighted and praised the support from the staff and management of the Garston-based store.
He said: "As a grassroots community-based club, we’re entirely dependent on our own fund-raising efforts and it’s opportunities like this that enable us to offer the best-possible football experience for the girls."
The club is in the process of providing training kit for every one of its 230 players. Ray said: "It’s a major expense, but it’s worth every penny - the girls are so proud of their kit.
"We need to raise over £6,000 and thanks to events like this and the invaluable support of our sponsors, Top Golf, we’re nearly there."
He added: "It was nice to be on ‘home ground’ for the bag pack. The club was formed just a few hundred yards away from Sainsbury’s at Lea Farm School [now the Grove Academy]. "It’s important that we maintain our links with the community. Our roots are right here."
Sainsbury’s store manager, Gary Watkins, was full of praise for the girls’ efforts. "It was a great day and we’re glad that so much money was raised for such a worthy cause.
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