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Just over a week til the big 'PAY WHAT YOU LIKE' game

By Paul Griffin

There was great coverage in today's 'SOUTHWARK NEWS' spreading the word of our big pre-Non League Day match on 3rd October against VCD Athletic

Not content with the sports pages there was a brief not in the general news section:

Pay what you like at Hamlet game

Dulwich Hamlet Football Club is offering its fans the chance to 'pay what you like' for tickets for their match next week in aid of charity.
Hamlet's fixture against VCD Athletic on October 3 will see all gate proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation and cooltan Arts, a mental health charity based in Walworth Road.

There was also a large write-up of the,hopefully, big day in the sports section:

'Pay what you want' again at Hamlet

For a second time Dulwich Hamlet fans are being invited to pay what they want to gain entry to a Ryman Premier League encounter.
the club ran the initiative last season against Hampton & Richmond and a stadium record crowd of 2,856 people came through the turnstiles.
As on that day punters who come to the Champion Hill contest against VCD Athletic on October 3 will be asked to pay what they want at the gate, with two charities benefiting from any donations made.
This season Hamlet are playing away on 'Non League day', a nationwide campaign to promote non-professional sides, but have decided to have their celebration a week earlier than everybody else.
Club Community spokesman Mishi Morath said: "We had so much fun last year; we didn't want to miss out this time around even though we're playing away on Non League Day."
Last season two designated charities, chosen by the Mayor of Southwark, benefited to the tune of £6,000.
This year, with the agreement of club owners Hadley Property Group, supporters are again being asked to come along and simply donate at the gate.
The two charities set to benefit are local mental health group Cooltan Arts, the club's official charity partner this season, and the British Heart Foundation, selected as two Dulwich Hamlet fans suffered serious health scares last season.
Mr. Morath added: "None of this would be possible without without the foresight of our owners Hadley Property Group. It's a big gamble, as match day costs still have to be covered, but our fans really publicised this event last season, our Supporters' Trust were brilliant and we're hoping for more of the same this season."
Jack Payne, Dulwich Hamlet FC Chairman, told the News: "We love holding special days like this. It's our way of thanking both our fans and the wider local community for being so loyal to us over the last few years. It's part of what makes the club so special."

And all of you who've read this post can do your bit..whether you can make it to the match or not! Spread the word at home, amongst your neighbours and friends; as well as at work. Tell the world via your Facebook & Twitter accounts. With all of your help we can can have another bumper crowd generating another bumper payday for two more than worthy causes.

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