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Llantwit Major AFC Raise NHS Money After Vandalism

 

Llantwit Major AFC raised over £800 for the NHS after vandals damaged their ground.

The football team, who play in the Cymru South league, one below the JD Cymru Premier, were subject to vandalism in April, when chairs in their stand were damaged and evidence of a fire was found.

When constructing the stand, the club didn't have the funds necessary to provide enough seats to comply with the league's standards, so came up with the idea to get the community to sponsor seats at £30 each. Sponsored seats were then given a name badge to recognise their sponsors.

This added to the club's grievances when the vandalism took place in April, as name tags were removed and damaged during the act.

Llantwit Major AFC took to social media to inform locals and fans of the damage caused where they recieved a strong positive response, with some local residents offering to donate to get the damage fixed.

A club representative told Bro that, at this point, during the coronavirus pandemic, it didn't feel right to ask the public to donate to repair the stand, so they decided to set up a GoFundMe page for the NHS instead and encouraged those who were keen to donate to the repair fee to send their money that way instead.

The club raised £825 in total which they decided to split between Bridgend and Llandough hospital. The money was spent on an Ipad for Bridgend, as requested by the hospital, plus some supermarket vouchers. The staff at Llandough asked for kitchen appliances so the football club bought them a toaster, sandwich toaster and coffee machine.

You can follow the club on Facebook here for further updates.

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