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Wallingford Town News

Wallingford FC Support Community Hospital - 14 April

Wallingford Town Football Club players and committee have pooled together to support the wonderful work that is taking place in the local community by donating £400.00 to the Wallingford Community Hospital. 

The uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East side donated funds from their first team fines pool and the club generously matched the player's donation. 

First team manager Glenn Goudie said, "The lads agree on a system of fines at the start of the season and have collected a considerable sum which is used for an end of season night out. The players began to make noises of wanting to donate to the NHS when the COVID-19 situation and The FA’s decision put an end to the football season. The boys collectively agreed on donating the funds to Wallingford Community Hospital and the football club matched the players total". Goudie added, "We hope the League of Friends for Wallingford Hospital are able to benefit from the donation and keep up the astounding role they play in supporting the people of the town and beyond". "We are very proud of the players and in particular our captain Ben Taylor who drove the idea forward." 

Wallingford Town Football club chairman Simon Cowlard suggested the match fund and had the full support from the committee. He added,” We are pleased to help the Wallingford Community Hospital and thank them and everyone within the NHS for everything they are doing during this difficult time. Wallingford Town Football Club is happy to support and help the local community in any way we can.” 

Kate Eveleigh from The Wallingford Community Hospital League of Friends added, "We are incredibly grateful for the kind donation to the hospital from Wallingford Town Football Club. The staff were asked what they needed, and they said with all the hand-washing their hands were very dry and asked for hand cream. We were able to organise and pay for a delivery of hand cream which was gratefully received. As the staff of the Hospital continue to care for local people during this crisis, the Friends are here to support them and will continue to have the funds to respond to their welfare needs." .