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Not long now for NON LEAGUE DAY!

9 months ago By Mishi Morath

Saturday 7th October features our annual 'PAY-WHAT-YOU-LIKE' match-with ALL profit from the gate going to charity!

We host Needham Market, and are hoping for a generous bumper crowd for our Bostik League Premier Division clash. What better way to celebrate Non League Day 2017 is there than popping along to Champion Hill and helping good causes as well?

The more you donate at the gate, even though there's no obligation to pay your usual admission price, the more we can hand over.

The two beneficiaries on the day will be the Copleston Centre, who are the official Dulwich Hamlet Football Club charity partner for the whole of the 2017/18 season and the Brixton based mental health charity, Lambeth & Southwark MIND.

Chair of the Dulwich Hamlet Football Club Committee LIAM HICKEY said:

"Throwing open the gates, so to speak, is always a huge gamble, as we still have to cover the costs of staging the game and covering all matchday expenses first. But in the past our fans have always been understanding and generous enough to make sure we give good four figure donations to whoever we work with on the day. "

He went on to say:

"It's a great way to invite your friends and neighbours along to experience Champion Hill. Even if the football isn't for them they still have the excuse of supporting good causes. But I know that once they're here, no matter how sceptical they might be about non-league, they'll love and come back!"

Here at The Hamlet we always like to plan in advance...and choose our charity partners before the season has started.

You may have read articles on our website, published by our internet website providers and not our website team, that Non League Day is supporting Prostate Cancer.

While they won't directly benefit from your donations on the turnstile we are more than happy to support them in another way, which will please those who run the Bostik League, as we know it's a charity close to their hearts. On the day, against Needham Market, we shall be donating the proceeds from the sale of '50/50' tickets to Prostate Cancer UK.

Football Committee Community spokesperson MISHI MORATH expressed thanks and enthusiasm for the day:

"We're very lucky to have the full backing of our General Manager Chris Taylor, and the people from Meadows Residential, for giving us permission once more to stage a day like this. We're lucky it falls on 'Non League Day' this season, and not just our own fans, but those from our professional South London neighbours will come along, and be generous, while not just having a good day but supporting some brilliant causes."

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