The Imps are set to welcome Skegness-based East Coast Juniors to the match this weekend after fire ripped through their clubhouse.
They’re a side which we have already donated a month’s revenue to, not something we shout about, but coming from a family that ran a boys team I understand how important football is at that level.
The Imps have got on board with helping the side get back on its feet, not only inviting them to the game but also donating a signed shirt. Sheffield Wednesday will do the same helping to raise money towards their goals of £5000.
Richard Baker, Club Secretary for East Coast Juniors said after what has been a harrowing time, everyone at the club has been overwhelmed by the response from the Lincolnshire community, and he’s looking forward to bringing the players and staff to Sincil Bank this weekend to give everyone a much-needed lift.
“It has been a devastating time for the whole club.” Richard said.
“All of our equipment has been destroyed from the fire. Goals, nets, corner flags and poles, to respect lines, our line marker and paint, pop up goals and spare kit. We also lost 23 years of Club history as approximately 20 Presentation Night Shields were also destroyed.”
Richard continued: “The response from the local community has been fantastic. We’ve had a great number of people donate through Just Giving and through cash and cheques. We would like to say a massive “thank you” to you all from everyone associated with East Coast Juniors.
“It’s a great gesture from Lincoln City and this weekend’s game is one which a lot of our players are really looking forward to attending. It’s a great way to put a smile back onto our player’s faces after an upsetting last couple of weeks. Thank you, Lincoln City, from everyone at East Coast Juniors and good luck for the game.”