Football club reaches £2k security fund target after burglaries

PUBLISHED: 10:02 29 March 2018

Burnham United suffered three break-ins in five weeks.

Burnham United suffered three break-ins in five weeks.

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A Somerset football club has surpassed its fundraising target to improve its security measures following a spate of burglaries.

Burnham United’s ground, in Cassis Close, was burgled three times in just five weeks, and the club responded by setting up a CrowdFunder page with the aim of raising £2,000.

A final total of £2,175 was achieved, with the money going towards installing security gates, door shutters, CCTV and security fencing.

MORE: Fundraising page set up to help football club improve its security.

A spokesman for the club said: “We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated.

“It will allow our junior teams and their parents to feel safe when they are using our facilities.

“This club has been a part of our town for 90 years and we wish to ensure it remains so for many years to come.”

Despite reaching their target, fundraising has not stopped for the Seasiders, as Burnham-based Ashley Cox donated a signed Bristol City match ball, which was auctioned online for £245.

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