Heartbreak as Club devastated by Arson attack just days before the new Season

A Grassroots club has had its Clubhouse destroyed by an arson attack just days before the new season leaving all at the club devastated.

The local community and nearby grassroots community have rallied to help and have supported a Go Fund me page set up by the club to help them get back on their feet.

The money raised by the fundraiser, which the Eastern Daily Press and Great Yarmouth Mercury are backing, will go towards replacing the kits and football equipment which was lost in the fire.

Please see a personal message from the club below;

Hi all, tonight our club hut used by Shrublands JFC was found to be on fire. This Pavilion is used by not only the football club but a youth club and other organisations . It really is a local hub.

We are all truly gutted and cannot put into words how devastating this is for everyone who uses it.

A two day football tournament was  due to be held here this weekend. We now cannot use this venue as it is structurally unsafe to do so.  It would be very much appreciated if you could donate as much or as little as possible so we can help replace our contents for the local youth to use.   Any help would be very much appreciated.  I can also be contacted on Facebook if anyone would like to donate przes for a raffle.

Kerry Reed
Shrublands JFC Fundraiser

If you can help in any way please donate HERE https://www.gofundme.com/f/pavilion-fire-home-to-shrublands-jfc?sharetype=teams&member=2787084&pc=fb_co_campmgmt_m&rcid=r01-156698311668-d45561176a9349c0&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_co_campmgmt_m&fbclid=IwAR2NaqMOz1VKUXmY4KNt8Y7QTj2vemuCIxv_KswKvqRDlBaEE-vbEAFLZwQ

Header image courtesy Picture: Jamie Honeywood