It has been a difficult time for many over the last few months, and this has been no different at the Menace. We have sadly suffered the double whammy of financial difficulties due to the lockdown, combined with mindless vandalism to our pitches and facilities .
We have been overwhelmed by the reaction from our local community to these recent problems. Our GoFundMe campaign has reached over half of its target. This is still live and open to donations here , as we are keen to reach the £2000 target.
The joy at success of this campaign thus far was doubled when the club was awarded a £2500 Pitch Preparation Fund grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government’s Football Foundation. The Fund is providing grants to clubs that have lost out on normal revenue streams during this difficult period, and will enable us to prepare the main pitch so that it is match-fit for when it is safe to play football again .
Bryan Hall, Chair and Founder, said: “The last few months have been really tough for everyone. Our pitch and facilities have sadly been vandalised during the lockdown, which was really upsetting. We have been overwhelmed by the response from the community and are grateful to the Football Foundation. This double funding boost has come just when we need it most.”
Robert Sullivan, Interim Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “This is a vital grant to help Peckham Town get their pitches match-fit. The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation exists to help provide quality infrastructure at the lower-levels of the game. Pitch Preparation Fund grants like this one are giving a helping hand to clubs across the country to get their playing surfaces ready for when the game is allowed to begin again following government advice.”